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Great for a walk

Perfect walk for a day with good weather. Great views, can also poke around rocks and tidepools... read more

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Richmond, Virginia
Very nice

We used the trail to walk from Sand Beach to Otter Cliffs. Very ease path, wonderful scenery... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brooks, Georgia
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

Perfect walk for a day with good weather. Great views, can also poke around rocks and tidepools. Wear your walking shoes.

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Reviewed yesterday

We used the trail to walk from Sand Beach to Otter Cliffs. Very ease path, wonderful scenery, places to play on the rocks and climb and search out tide pools at low tide.

Thank CP171717
Reviewed 5 days ago

Morning, noon or night --this is the place to walk away from the downtown hustle. The views are great--you get to see how the really rich live.

Thank rstrimel2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get away from the hussle and bussle of down town Bar Harbor and find another way to enjoy this town.

Thank blackcat06
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do only one trail at Acadia NP, this is the one. It's a friendly path - mostly level and easy to walk, but there are numerous side paths to take to the rocks' edge and enjoy the incredible views and scramble among the...More

2  Thank mts821
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar Harbor ocean walk is a nice little afternoon walk to take after having some lunch grabbing an iced coffee and just getting a great view of the coast line. The trail path continues on forever so you can backpack it from somewhere like...More

1  Thank Ethan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh air, good exercise and beautiful scenery. The Maine coastline is so pretty. We were there in the summer so it can get busy. If we come again we'd like to try September. Don't forget your camera.

Thank thomascU5061OV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is a must when in Acadia Natl Park. It starts at Sand Beach (Parking) and goes all the way to Otter Point. It’s a well maintained and mostly flat gravel trail. We went all the way to Monument Cove and then walked back...More

1  Thank badlandsbaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at Sand Beach and then made our way to the Ocean Trail path. It was an easy walk for our family, with a lot of great views and places to stop and look in tide pools. Highly recommend this hike!

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a long path and most of it is essentially the sidewalk of the park loop road. I recommend to walk a short section near the sand beach and walk down to the shore in a few spots to get a taste. Then just drive...More

2  Thank graciet868
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18 August 2017|
Response from yankeefanalways |
No. Ocean path is in Bar Harbor along the waterfront. Ocean trail is in Arcadia.
Brandalee W
7 August 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leash are allowed. The path is narrow but flat so depending on the size of the scooter, it may be able to fit. The issue is the curb to get onto the path and the access from Sand Beach has steps. I believe there is a... More
12 July 2017|
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Response from Do S | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is flat and easy for anybody. The parts that jut off toward ocean are uneven and rocky but the views are just as beautiful from the trail. You can also drive to any part of this trail and park in right... More