Most of the hikers I encounter along this trail have started out by the Sieur de Monts Spring area, behind the Nature Center. Some of the wild life I have encounter hiking along this trail are deer, rabbit, woodpeckers and a porcupine. A couple of times I heard wild turkeys but never did spot them. Another plus is that this trail does not seem to get a lot of foot traffic, not nearly as much as the nearby Jesup Path.
This trail did not always end at the Park Loop Road, half of the trail was abandoned by the Park Service many years ago. The path use to cross the road, run through the woods and down a banking where it crossed a brook by the Kebo Golf Course. From there it made its way to the Building of the arts on the Cromwell Harbor Road. In Abandoned Trails of Acadia National Park I have a nice piece on the Building of the arts with photos of what it looked like and where its remains lie today.
This is a great path to walk in the Fall when the leaves are changing color, the woods come alive with color.
|STRATHEDEN PATH - Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park|