Shore Path, Bar Harbor

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Stroll the 1.6 km (1 mi) scenic Shore Path, with views of the harbor and Porcupine Islands at Acadia National Park. The trail cuts between lavish mansions and lush private gardens on one side and rugged, rocky shoreline on the other. Ocean views bring sightings of boats and ships, from tiny kayaks to large cruiseliners. Since the spot is away from the usual hotel and tourism zones, you'll have the chance to take photographs of the landscape, including tide pools. Soak up the local history via outdoor signs that mark the path and explain the significance of landmarks along the way. You can plan Bar Harbor trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This is a very scenic path along the water. This is not a hiking trail! There are several areas where you can walk on the cliffs which are amazing. We took our digs hich was nice but the path was... 
    This is a very scenic path along the water. This is not a hiking trail! There are several areas where you can walk on the cliffs which are amazing. We took our digs hich was nice but the path was...  more »
  • If you're looking for a peaceful view to read a book or sip your coffee, this is it! This was a perfect shore path when we wanted to walk to the main harbor to board cruises without walking down the.....  more
    If you're looking for a peaceful view to read a book or sip your coffee, this is it! This was a perfect shore path when we wanted to walk to the main harbor to board cruises without walking down the.....  more »
  • We walked this trail twice during our Bar Harbor visit. The first time was evening with a misty fog. It was still beautiful. The second time was 4:45 a.m. for a June sunrise. It was nearly empty and.....  more
    We walked this trail twice during our Bar Harbor visit. The first time was evening with a misty fog. It was still beautiful. The second time was 4:45 a.m. for a June sunrise. It was nearly empty and.....  more »

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