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Bar Harbor Shore Path

  Sailboat as seen from the Shore Path
Says Kevin Corcoran

Beginning of Shore Path near the Bar Harbor Town Pier
Says Kevin Corcoran

The Bar Harbor Shore Path makes for an easy, very pleasant 1/2 mile stroll along the waterfront in the resort village of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park essentially engulfs Bar Harbor, rendering this village a very popular tourist destination.

The Shore Path runs from the Town Pier south to a point where
    you can take a footpath to the end of Wayman Lane, where you can return to the heart of Bar Harbor's downtown. Lining the path on the land side are several resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts and well-kept private homes. The seaside
vista offers very agreeable views of the waters of Bar Harbor, with Bald Porcupine Island, Burnt Porcupine Island, Sheep Porcupine Island and Bar Island all featured. At the Town Pier end of the path, a combination of lobster boats, pleasure craft and tourism boats dot the water. It's not unusual to spot cruise ships up the shore near the Bar Harbor - Nova Scotia Ferry Terminal.

On a clear night, the stars are rather brilliant from the vantage point of
the Shore Path and the Milky Way is easily seen, particularly the further south you go from the Town Pier.

Says Kevin Corcoran

With so many outdoors activities available in Maine you'll never get bored. For the period of the long summer days here at Bar Harbor Shore Path, high temperatures regularly get into the 70's.





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