Wonderland Hiking Trail

(Very Easy hiking, 0.7 miles one-way)

This wide gravel path leads walkers through a scenic area known as Wonderland on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island just east of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and the village of Bass Harbor. Find parking and the start of the Wonderland Trail on the south side of Route 102A, one mile west of the entrance to Seawall Campground and Seawall Picnic Area, and just over a mile east of the junction of Route 102A and the Lighthouse Road, which leads to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

In a pleasant and mostly level half-mile through the fragrant evergreen woods along this old fire road, you’ll arrive at the junction of a short loop. Take either route left or right to quickly reach the ocean and a cobble beach at the end of a little peninsula situated between Bennet Cove and Ship Harbor. From the lovely vantage point of the beach you can see the Duck Islands offshore to the south, and the profile of Great Cranberry Island to the northeast. Kids and parents alike will have fun exploring among the rocks and tide pools.

Related Stories
You Might Like
12/1/19 12/23/19

Christmas at Woodlawn

Visit Woodlawn in December and enjoy splendid decorations while hearing a special audio tour on the...


Holiday High Teas

Enjoy our holiday afternoon high tea in the beautifully decorated Black House.


Holiday High Teas

Enjoy our holiday afternoon high tea in the beautifully decorated Black House.


Free Friday at the Brick Store Museum

Thanks to generous support from the Mrs. James Sage Coburn Fund, visits to the Museum are free every...


Festive Stars Workshop

Jeanne Seronde Perkins will teach you how to build paper mache stars using cornstarch glue, then...

View All >
6/1/19 6/1/20

"Let's Go Shoot" Photography Adventure Package

Are you happy with the photos you take that capture the moments in your life? Add some adventure to your vacation in Camden and learn to maximize the potential of your smartphone camera. Spend an afternoon exploring Mid-Coast Maine with professional...

5/25/20 10/12/20

Castine Kayak B and B and Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayak Excursion

Experience the "Magical Mystery Tour" as written in Downeast Magazine Sept. 04 and Liz Peavey's book, MAINE & ME. Sea Kayak through the waters of the night and observe the bioluminescent dinoflagellates (tiny firefly-like creatures of the water) that...

View All >