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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. 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 path is an easy walk along the water. It is relatively short. Parts of it is under construction. Would be better if it was longer. The surface is gravel.  more »
  • We have been to Acadia about 10 times, but never did this walk until our most recent visit. It was so beautiful! We biked the park loop road to Sandy Beach, did the walk to Otter Cliffs and back, then...  more »
  • A must-see for anyone spending some time in Bar Harbor. The walk is very easy, kid/kid/handicapped friendly, and allows you to enjoy gorgeous views of the harbor and its islands! This would make a per...  more »

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