This casual and invigorating 90-minute walk along Acadia's famous Ocean Trail is an excellent way to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the beautiful New England coastline. Discover the spectacular natural beauty and fascinating history of one of the most gorgeous islands in America.
It's a short transfer by van from the pier to the trailhead, where you will meet your naturalist guide and commence your walk along the Ocean Trail. As you make your way through the dramatic setting of this picture-perfect rockbound coastline, you will be introduced to all the wonders of Acadia National Park. As waves crash against granite, learn about the powerful glacial activity that gave the Maine coast its unique identity, the variety of wildlife that abounds, and the flora and fauna that make this such an island paradise. Learn the role that barons such as John D. Rockefeller played in forming the park. Also learn about the fishing industry and the "golden age" of Bar Harbor, when Mount Desert Island was the playground of America's fabulously wealthy.
After an exhilarating hike of approximately 90-minutes, you'll rejoin your van and travel back to the pier.
Please note: Total distance walking on this tour covers approximately 1 1/2 miles and the walking is conducted at a leisurely pace. Trail surfaces are mostly dirt and gravel pathways. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate layered clothing which should include a water/wind-proof jacket, and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.