The Shore Path
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170 years of Shore Path Ramblers Can't Be Wrong
Whether it is sunny or foggy, the scenic Shore Path in Bar Harbor is a must walk. Starting at Agamont Park near the town docks, the 170-year old path meanders along rocky granite outcroppings for 1/2 mile (1 mile round trip). The path skirts the broad lawns and secret gardens of century old mansions and summer "cottages". Lichen clings to old stone and wood fences and a riot of wild roses scent the salty air. Grab a bench to gaze at Porcupine Islands, the hundreds of colorful lobster pot buoys bobbing in the bay, schooners under sail, working oyster boats, and majestic ocean liner moored just off shore. At low tide, scramble out on the exposed rocks to search for sea creatures and lean against the humongous and seemingly precariously perched "Balance Rock". Be sure to watch for seals just off shore. There are several paths branching off from the main Shore Path which lead back to Main Street in Bar Harbor through quiet, tree shaded residential neighborhoods. Take one of them for an interesting, round-trip option.
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