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Ocean Trail

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.

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Great discovery!

Stayed at the Inn and realized there was an ocean path. It proved quiet and a pleasant length. Enjoyed finding Balance rock, and the view of many small islands. Wide path and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Inn and realized there was an ocean path. It proved quiet and a pleasant length. Enjoyed finding Balance rock, and the view of many small islands. Wide path and uncrowned. Also saw grassy spot to stop and enjoy the scenery. Water was endless and a breeze of freshness made me happy that I can chosen to walk... More 

1 Thank deborahfalgowski
Seekonk, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to the trail from the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. It was an easy walk .. nice views .. especially as the sunset. We walked to the end and then headed back up by all the shops. Bar Harbor is beautiful!

2 Thank mersee
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Grab a coffee from a local coffee shop and take this easy trail for a lovely and relaxing morning stroll.

Thank Jenn D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

THis walkway is an opportunity to see some of the waterfront homes, and ocean views. Recommend allowing an hour, and afternoon before dusk.

2 Thank imroth91
San Clemente, California
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Such a nice path for a seaside stool. I just wish it was longer. The path is very well marked and hugs the coast with a great view of the Bar Harbour. Nice way to work off a delicious meal or just take in the awesome vistas around the harbor.

1 Thank sjworldtravels
Lowell, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a short walk along the ocean that is just ok. Other reviewers mentioned that they were able to collect sea glass, but they must have ventured off the gravel pathway and took their chances getting down to the rocks on the beach to find it.

Thank LoriLovesFood
Madison Heights, Virginia
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Love this walk, some really nice pictures and wonder views. Enjoyed it time and time again.looking forward to a return trip.

Thank Walter S
Quebec City, Canada
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Wow!...Very Nice trail!......You have a nice view of the océan...It's very peaceful and relaxing. You have to go there on your next trip...I will return...

Thank Sylvieskisoleil
Burnsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We so enjoyed traversing along the path and taking in the glorious beauty that was around us. It was so peaceful, the sound of the gulls and the breaking of the waves against the rocks were magical. Just thinking back to our visit makes me happy. I didn't want to leave as this is a beautiful place to walk and... More 

Thank Mootheart
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496 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

As many reviews have stated this is one of the easiest walks/hikes but with great views Parking is also easy as you can park on the road and begin the walk at any point For many the destination is the beach area and look for parking there but not necessary

Thank daylilly50

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