Posted on February 25, 2022 and last updated on February 26, 2022

Shore Path, Mount Desert Island


  • Preserve Size: N/A
  • Trail Mileage: ~0.8 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: The sea, the sea — and seaside mansions

The Shore Path is a flat gravel path between the town and the edge of sea—much of it wheelchair accessible. Built in the 1870s, it mostly traverses private land and is maintained by the Village Improvement Association and the landowners. Views of the Narrows and nearby islands are beautiful throughout the year and in any weather, I suspect. A few benches have been set up along the way, and the path passes a couple of town parks.

Directions: Parking for the path is available at the town pier and at Grant Park.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!