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Don't forget the beautiful walking path along the waterfront!

Nice views, great photo ops, and beautiful easy walking trail with history placs along the way... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Titusville, Florida
Come on...

It's unfair that bar harbor has Acadia and this amazing bay. This entire town is simply unreal. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael A
New Providence, New Jersey
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice views, great photo ops, and beautiful easy walking trail with history placs along the way. Trail starts at the base of Bar Harbor Inn near the Marina.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's unfair that bar harbor has Acadia and this amazing bay. This entire town is simply unreal. You can stay here and gaze for hours. Yacht watching is my new thing. This is just minutes from the best national park I have ever been to...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When low tide comes it leaves you plenty of area to walk around in look at the bottom of the sea floor. Not much to really see in sea life when there is no water. It’s nice to look out and see the lobster boats...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We took a walk along the path that borders the bay. It offers gorgeous views of th bay and harbor. The views are stunning and well worth the hike.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 27 July 2018

There is a park with benches and a beautiful lawn to sit and enjoy the views and boats going in and out. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and sit and relax.

1  Thank redsoxnation-55
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Walk early on the shore path and you will be amazed by the views. Great boats and sailing vessels-- and the rocks will blow your mind.

Thank rstrimel2
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We toured Frenchman Bay with Acadia Nature Tours for 2 hours on July 11, and enjoyed it very much. The scenery was phenomenal.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Visually stunning harbour. Just sit in the park and watch the world go by for a few minutes. At low tide you can actually walk to one of the islands

Thank jasowl
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Best bang for your buck. Very knowledgeable staff and wonderful scenery. Traveled around Frenchman's Bay and it was a great trip. Seals and Bald eagles are going to be here just waiting for you to snap a picture. Enjoy

1  Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We took a morning walk overlooking Frenchman Bay-Beautiful views of the water, the boats and the shore.There were seats in the park to just relax and enjoy the views.A short walk away was an ice cream store where we bought lobster ice cream.

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20 July 2017|
Response from J-from-Marysville | Reviewed this property |
You actually dock in Frenchman Bay. Although, the cruise ships are too large to actually dock. You will take a tender into Bar Harbor.
Debra S
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Response from Matthew G | Reviewed this property |
It is very difficult to find beach glass in Bar Harbor. It is not worth looking for anything.