Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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Ocean Trail, a level path that snakes along the coastline beside Park Loop Road, is Maine’s version of the Cliff Walk of Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of Newport’s architectural masterpieces, however, Mother Nature’s handiwork is on display here. Your camera will capture the rock climbers at Otter Cliffs and the bold gulls that settle within arm’s reach, but only a tape recorder will do at Thunder Hole, where the ferocious booms in the chasm mingle with the distant clang of bell buoys. All members of the family will enjoy this close-up look at the dramatic boundary between the ocean and the land.
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

Ocean Trail, a level path that snakes along the coastline beside Park Loop Road, is Maine’s version of the Cliff Walk of Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of Newport’s architectural masterpieces, however, Mother Nature’s handiwork is on display here.

Your camera will capture the rock climbers at Otter Cliffs and the bold gulls that settle within arm’s reach, but only a tape recorder will do at Thunder Hole, where the ferocious booms in the chasm mingle with the distant clang of bell buoys. All members of the family will enjoy this close-up look at the dramatic boundary between the ocean and the land.

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 3.6
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Seal Harbor
Driving Directions: Directions to Ocean Trail

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