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Bar Island Trails

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Seeing this trail emerge from the ocean is something so unique to Bar Harbor. It is so cool that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Otego, New York

all the trails in the park were spotless. So nice to see the flora and fauna without the mess of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“low tide” (40 reviews)
“easy hike” (11 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing this trail emerge from the ocean is something so unique to Bar Harbor. It is so cool that part of the day it is underwater, and part of the day it isnt. They trail is full of seashells, but can get a little slippery...More

Thank samanthajfindlay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

all the trails in the park were spotless. So nice to see the flora and fauna without the mess of humankind.

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sand bar that appears during low tide allows you to walk over to the appropriately named Bar Island. If you choose, you can also drive your vehicle over the bar and park and then hike the trails on the island. If you do either,...More

1  Thank David J H
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We just walked over during low tide. We didn't do the hike on the island but I believe it was just a one mile hike.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We walked across the the bar at low tide. The trail is very nice. It climbs consistently but not too extreme - at least not for people that usually live at 5280 ft. like we do. We very much enjoyed this activity.

1  Thank Singingdove
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Bar Island is a must! Just make sure to time it right and you can hike the Summit and get great views!

Thank pastytravels
Reviewed May 30, 2017

if not told of this, you'd never know! Amazing to "walk on water" in low tide, then discover your "bridge" is GONE at high tide...great story to share when you get back home

Thank USPS497
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Very cool walking on the bottom of the bay. Fun looking around and checking out the tide pools. A must do when in Bar Harbor.

Thank keeperofthebooks
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We love to go out to Bar Island, but you are at the mercy of the tide schedule and if it fits with your schedule -- there is a very tight window of time to walk over to Bar Island, have fun over therre, and...More

Thank Bruno13016
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a lovely, easy hike for all with breathtaking views. We crossed to Bar Island when the tide was low and hiked to the small summit with views out across Bar Harbor. We all enjoyed it immensely.

Thank ropqsr
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