Bar Harbor Shore Path

Bar Harbor Shore Path, Bar Harbor, Maine (5/9 & 5/11/2009)

This is hike #1-3 ("The Shore Path") in the book A Walk in the Park: Acadia's Hiking Guide (Tenth Edition). This was the first of nine hikes we did in Maine the week of May 10.

This walk along a mostly gravel path skirts the coast of Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor, Maine. We were able to walk to this beautiful shore path right from the bed & breakfast in which we were staying. As you can see in the photos, the first time the fog was so dense we couldn't see the Porcupine Islands or Bar Island in the bay. Two days later, there they were!

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Pier in front of the Bar Harbor Inn

Dense fog

View of Frenchman Bay

A glacial errata "Balance Rock"

View north

Colorful wall lichen


View south

Spring blooms


Egg Rock lighthouse in the sun

One of the Porcupine Islands

Love seagulls?

View north

View south of mansion on hill

Porcupine Islands

Huge mansions line the shore

Boats in Bar Harbor


The Acadia anchored


Balance Rock bathed in sun


Margaret Todd schooner


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