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Lovely but Crowded

As soon as the ocean recedes for the day, this lovely coastal corridor opens up! The walk itself is... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
TracingTravels
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Mumbai, India
Great walk

This was a great relaxing walk during our one day at Bar Harbor. Before you go, keep in mind when... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Don P
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Deerfield Township, NJ
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The trail is short and the views mediocre. The excitement comes from crossing the sandbar that hours earlier and hours later would be totally submerged.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank enid s
Reviewed September 30, 2018

As soon as the ocean recedes for the day, this lovely coastal corridor opens up! The walk itself is lovely, however, it was the crowd that put me off.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This was a great relaxing walk during our one day at Bar Harbor. Before you go, keep in mind when low tide is occurring, this will be your opportunity to walk out to Bar Island. Ask someone at tourism information if you need to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

a soon as the tide recedes, head out to an island that can only be experienced for a short period every day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenn_Steinle
Reviewed September 3, 2018

You can only hike to and from Bar Island during low tide, so you really have to pay attention to the tide schedule, which they have posted. The trails are easy to hike and at the top, visitors can look back and see a good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 307lenny
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This is a great easy trail for the whole family. I even saw some using a stroller (although the rocks will make that somewhat challenging) and the walk uphil on Bar island is not much of a challenge either. You can find some ruins on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shane L
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We went down to the sand bar when the tide was in and couldn't imagine being able to walk across to the island. So after our whale watching tour we walked back over and the tide was out and we were able to walk to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kat82660
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This island is about a 5 minute walk across the sand bar, which can easily be done when the tide is low. There’s about a 3 hr window (90 minutes before and after low tide) for doing this so check the tide tables for Bar...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joemontana16
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We took a walk on the sand bar when the tide was low from our bed and breakfast right on the water (Saltair Inn which is excellent!). It was a nice easy hike and cool to be out on the sand bar. Be sure to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sgross19
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had watched people walk from West Street to Bar Island at low tide and just had to do it!. Well worth it. The sand bar is wide and about 2 football fields long. We wandered around the island trails and when we turned the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sunapee17
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Yes yes and yes. This is the most dog friendly place ever.
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I recommend the bubbles trail
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