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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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  • A must-see when visiting Bar Harbor, this walk is easy and pleasant... it allows to see the beauty of this region in total relaxation.
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  • We walked this path in the evenings before dinner. We found a lot of sea glass on the shore. It is not something that will take entire day but is a nice way to spend some downtime before or after dinn...  more »
  • This path was created in the 1800s. It's a paved, flat easy walk along the water past beautiful homes. Nice for a stroll after dinner.