Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

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A self-guided tour of a coastal spruce forest, a rocky headland, and a fjord-like harbor. This hike is perfect for families with children. The trail folder, available at the trailhead, describes thirteen different aspects of the area's natural history. Ship Harbor is long, narrow, and lined with rocky bluffs, much like a fjord. The trail begins as a gravel path leading through alders and other pioneer vegetation.
Hiking Maine

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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A self-guided tour of a coastal spruce forest, a rocky headland, and a fjord-like harbor. This hike is perfect for families with children.

The trail folder, available at the trailhead, describes thirteen different aspects of the area's natural history. Ship Harbor is long, narrow, and lined with rocky bluffs, much like a fjord. The trail begins as a gravel path leading through alders and other pioneer vegetation.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round, but April through November is best, since the trail over the headland can be risky when the rocks are coated with frozen spray.
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park, (207) 288-3338
Local Maps: Acadia National Park map; DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/2/2000
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The Ship Harbor Nature Trail is awesome! Great learning resource and super for kids of all ages. My wife hiked this with me and she is a beginner, no problems! Trail brings you along the rocky shore and you get classic "Maine Views" of pines and ocean. The little brochure is a must as it guides you through the hike. The Bass Harbor Lighthouse is right down the road too!



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