Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine 04612

Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Ship Harbor Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Ship Harbor Nature Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
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.
Acadia National Park, (207) 288-3338
Local Contacts
Acadia National Park map; DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

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Jul 2018