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Shore Path, Bar Harbor

(4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Shore Path and other Bar Harbor attractions into our Bar Harbor trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Shore Path is one of our favorite walks in Bar Harbor. Always a treat with the views and that fresh salty sea breeze.  more »
  • Flat and well kept, this trail is easy to travel and has gorgeous views. We took a large stroller and had no trouble. It's also really nice that it's close to all the shops and restaurants.  more »
  • Beautiful walk (also very handicap accessible), which thankfully we don't need to look for. Easy walk for anyone with gorgeous views the whole way. Right in town.  more »