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Land Bridge to Bar Island

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Address: 1 Bridge St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1425
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Wonderful walk!

Low tide for us was in the evening which was perfect! It's a very popular spot so get there as soon as the tide is low. The kids really enjoyed looking for rocks and seashells. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Locksley44
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Moncton, Canada
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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Low tide for us was in the evening which was perfect! It's a very popular spot so get there as soon as the tide is low. The kids really enjoyed looking for rocks and seashells. We made across to the island but I'm not sure if we would've had enough time to walk the trails on the island so we... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

This is a great walk. Make sure to check the tide chart before heading out. There are a lot of tide pools to find some sea animals. Also a great place to look for sea glass.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

A very cool and unique walk to do! It was a good relaxing way to end a day hiking and gave us time to explore more of Bar Harbor.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Crossing the Land Bridge to Bar Island was a really fun bonus for staying in Bar Harbor. It's a big event and we were sure to check the tides and planned ahead to make sure we had plenty of time to cross and back. We were easily able to meander in the shallow water (there was a dry path as... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Check the tide times! There is usually about a two hour windows before and after low tide to walk across. It is a very cool thing to witness. We walked down to the entrance at high tide just to see and when we came back the water was gone! We walked across the sand bar to the little island and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

What a perfect way to explore right in the heart of town! The walk over to Bar Island takes maybe 15 minutes, then another 15-20 to the top. Absolutely the best way to spend a couple of hours in the middle of Bar Harbor. Just check the tide (with your hotel) and aim to be there an hour or two... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The tide drops so low you can walk to the next island. All the rocks along the bottom make it easy to walk. Did not have much time to spend on Bar Island due to time of day but did get to see the sunset from a different view point.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed that we would not get to make the walk due to the fact that low tide coincided with our ship's departure time but we walked over to see and were pleasantly surprised that the land bridge was dry 2 hours before the low tide. It is a very nice walk on a gravelly surface with shells and... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A nice walk at low tide.  Once on Bar Island, follow the trail to the top, you’ll pass a path going toward the right, stay straight to go to the top for the best views.  On the way down, when you pass the path on the right (will be on your left going down), take it for a short walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Walking across to Bar Island at low tide was a very cool walk. Neat to see all the different sea creatures and shells.

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