Ocean Path, Bar Harbor

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Set within a national park, Ocean Path winds along the rugged coast and offers scenic views of the ocean. An easy, accessible gravel path takes you through a sweet-smelling spruce forest; along the way, a few small trails and rocky steps can bring you closer to the water. Explore the rocky ledges and hidden coves, but beware of the waves, which can get quite large at times. Early mornings and late afternoons see fewer crowds on this much-frequented path. Use our Bar Harbor trip planning app to arrange your visit to Ocean Path and other attractions in Bar Harbor.
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  • We stopped in Bar Harbor on a cruise and discovered this walk. It was only about 20 minutes long and very easy. After going along the sea it turns inland and goes past beautiful old homes until it int...  more »
  • This is a gorgeous walk along the ocean in Acadia National Park. Combine it with the Gorham Mountain Trail for a great loop. It gets crowded but you can escape the crowds but walking out onto the clif...  more »
  • Beautiful hiking trail to the sea. Pure nature. Enjoy running and just relax. The view is fantastic
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