In sticking with our "uniquely Acadia" theme, the Beehive is probably the best short hike in the park.
After a walk in the trail cuts to the right and climbs are sharp cliff. There are many iron rungs to hold onto, but there are places that are downright scary.
There are fabulous views of Gorham Mountain to the south and Sand Beach and Newport Cove to the southeast.
Coming down, keep bearing to the left and eventually come down the Bowl Trail. The trail is over rocks and roots, but the fun and the great views are over.
You've experienced a great set of views that cover most of the southeast part of Mount Desert Island. The hike also afforded you the opportunity to determine if you would be comfortable trying the Precipice Trail, which is longer, and a bit steeper with more exposed cliffs and iron rungs.