This past winter, on January 10th and 13th, unprecedented coastal storms devastated significant sections of our beloved Shore Path.

Wave after crashing wave washed large sections of the path out to sea while destroying 500' of retaining walls. Today, what you've known as a tranquil stroll by the sea is a stark reminder of nature's force, rendering the path inaccessible.

For 141 years, the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association (VIA) as part of its mission, has been the silent guardian of the Shore Path, a testament to stewardship and the generosity of private landowners who have shared this treasure with our community and visitors like you.
Through the incredible support of the Bar Harbor Inn and the unwavering financial commitment of the VIA, we've raised $625,000 towards the restoration of our cherished path.

Be a part of the legacy. Join us in rebuilding and revitalizing the Shore Path. 3 Easy Ways to Donate:

By Check:

Bar Harbor VIA
127 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Thank you for your generosity. Together we will turn the tide.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association Board

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