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Land Bridge to Bar Island

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Address: 1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, ME
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Nice walk, island hike OK, watch those tide charts

We all walked across and most came back in time, but my husband ended up hoisting my son onto his shoulders due to the rapidly rising tide. You can find all sorts of sea creatures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We all walked across and most came back in time, but my husband ended up hoisting my son onto his shoulders due to the rapidly rising tide. You can find all sorts of sea creatures in the tide pools along the land bridge. Turn over a rock, and there's a starfish! The Bar Island "hike" is OK, with a few... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There were people driving across the land bridge. That was not for us. We sure enjoyed hiking around there. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Acadia.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was really neat to walk out on the bar of Bar Harbor, Maine. Looking back at the large 'summer houses' of the early wealthy class was like a trip back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked across and up to the "summit". Would not recommend walking the trails to anyone who has dificulty walking. Neat little island. Be sure to pay attention to the tide charts!

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Take time to walk sand bar when tide out . Most unusual experience. We took photos tide in and tide out .

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Blakeslee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our time was limited, so we only walked to Bar Island and back. This was really different, My understanding is that there is about a 3 hour window of time to complete this activity at low tide. Hiking is available on the island if you chose to do so. Some people actually drove over to the island.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The tide was amazing, tide pools held lots of surprises. Enjoyed a leisurely stroll looking for seashells and such

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's fun to walk over to Bar Island at low tide. I'm always amazed that the bar land bridge isn't a mud bog. Don't linger too long, once the tide starts coming in it covers the bar rather quickly.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

At low tide, cross to Bar Island. Explore the ocean edge and tide pools. Get back before high tide completely submerges everything! For a special treat, go at sunset for spectacular views.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's fun to walk across the land bridge. We were there when the tide was coming in and the water was filling up across the path. It was exciting!

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Address: Address: 1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor

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