Sand Beach and Great Head Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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Enjoy Acadia’s only ocean beach, made of sand, tiny shell fragments, quartz, and pink feldspar. Then take a hike along the Great Head Trail for its expansive views of the Beehive, Champlain Mountain, Otter Cliff, Egg Rock, and the Cranberry Isles. Also visible just off the tip of Great Head peninsula is an unusual rock formation called Old Soaker. A hike on the Great Head peninsula is a perfect way to break up a lazy summer afternoon lounging on Sand Beach. Because it is so quintessentially Acadia, it’s also a perfect place to bring first-time visitors, as we have with our nieces Sharon, Michelle, and Stacey.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

Enjoy Acadia’s only ocean beach, made of sand, tiny shell fragments, quartz, and pink feldspar. Then take a hike along the Great Head Trail for its expansive views of the Beehive, Champlain Mountain, Otter Cliff, Egg Rock, and the Cranberry Isles. Also visible just off the tip of Great Head peninsula is an unusual rock formation called Old Soaker.

A hike on the Great Head peninsula is a perfect way to break up a lazy summer afternoon lounging on Sand Beach. Because it is so quintessentially Acadia, it’s also a perfect place to bring first-time visitors, as we have with our nieces
Sharon, Michelle, and Stacey.

© 2015 Dolores Kong & Dan Ring/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 1.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity
Driving Directions: Directions to Sand Beach and Great Head Trail

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8/3/2007
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6/26/2002
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You might get tired out on this. For kids of all ages. A nice view of Sand Beach.



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