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Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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I could do this trail every day. A short trail, but combines woods, rocky shores, and bog walks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great short jaunt. Better than Wunderland Go when tide is changing

Ships Harbor and Wonderland are only a quarter of a mile apart but absolutely no question -- Ships... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen F
White Plains
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This scenic hiking trail winds around a tiny cove.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tide pools” (13 reviews)
“easy hike” (9 reviews)
“low tide” (11 reviews)
Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I could do this trail every day. A short trail, but combines woods, rocky shores, and bog walks along with breathtaking scenery.

Thank Pinecone12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ships Harbor and Wonderland are only a quarter of a mile apart but absolutely no question -- Ships Harbor is the better choice. Both are easy jaunts. But at Ships Harbor there is a stretch bordering an inlet Harbor. Go as the tide is changing...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the easiest hikes in Acadia. That said, no hike we have tried would be easy for anyone with balance issues. You arr often walking on rocks or split logs. It goes through the woods past a shallow tidal pond. At low...More

Thank ckirtley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely easy walk that ends at rocks where there are great views of the surrounding bays. We preferred it to the Wonderland walk since there it's a bit more interesting.

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very easy trail, but it does get crowded. Frequented by families and those who are't able to tackle some of the more adventurous hikes. People need to keep their dogs on a leash -- it's a rule in the park.

Thank Epicurean54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely trail that starts in the woods and emerges at the ocean so you get to see both worlds. Although some of the paths have some tree roots it is largely a flat and easy trail. As I recall the beginning of...More

Thank MHS7560
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walk is almost level, except for one short (~100 yards/meters) uneven rocky section. If go early in day, will see finches etc. -- bring binoculars

Thank billwoodmd
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Again, another trail we have never checked out before. Glad we did. This isn't a hard trail, though there are rocks and tree roots, etc. - not for wheelchairs or strollers. Great for birding and views. Definitely bring bug spray though bugs weren't bad on...More

1  Thank Momof2inMaine
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place to hike around a bay and a rocky headland on the ocean. Crashing waves, rocky cliffs, tidal pools, boardwalks and rocky trails

1  Thank Helene T
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a nice easy hike that is very family friendly. It was fun exploring the tide pools, so be sure and go at low tide. We even saw a couple of crabs. Parking is limited at the trail head, but you can park alongside...More

1  Thank hdwallace
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