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Land Bridge to Bar Island

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Address: 1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Great fun for visitors of any age!

If you're looking for an activity that is unique and easily accessible- this is it! Check the tide charts and then head out right before low tide. This trail/ path offers a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Colchester, Vermont
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Colchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for an activity that is unique and easily accessible- this is it! Check the tide charts and then head out right before low tide. This trail/ path offers a nice little walk across the ocean floor and then the path gently rises ( for a few minutes) to give a nice view of Bar Harbor . This... More 

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south amboy, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

while it was something different to do, it wasnt particularly interesting. The land bridge was much wider than i expected and the trail to the summit was a bit overgrown in areas...and the view from the top was a bit disappointing. It was a quaint adventure but dont expect much

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Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We planned on walking out on the land bridge the following morning after dinner, but drove down by there on the way back to our room. The tide was low and we were able to see people walking across. I'm so glad we walked it in the evening with the sun setting. It was beautiful. The next morning was foggy... More 

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Pecos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ranger Maureen at the Acadia National Park Visitor's Center told us about this nice walk during low tide. The kids liked it, plenty of tide pools to check out & rock carins on the other side to build!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is amazing! The land bridge to Bar Island is a Must! You must be there during low tide. Once you are there you have one and a half hours before and after low tide to walk to/from the island or you will get stuck. The low tide connects main land with the island allowing you to explore by foot.... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice hike to the top of Bar Island for the view of Bar Harbor. Great experience walking across the sand bar at low tide to reach the island.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great to explore and race the tides. This land bridge is only usable during low tide. WATCH the tide schedules. Seeing the bottom of the harbor is an experience. Walking the trails for Bar Island and getting back to the town in time is fun. Excellent sea glass and treasures from the sea are everywhere.

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Nashport, Ohio
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The views don't compare to those on hiking trails in Acadia but it's just neat to say you did it. Trail on the island was pretty boring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Worth waiting for low tide just for the experience the kids have with seeing this nature phenomenon.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were surprised how wide the landbridge was, nor was it muddy. This was a great opportunity to hunt for special rocks and shells. Many people built rock towers.

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

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