This is a hike that can only be done at low tide, as you have to walk across the sand to the island. Make sure you check the tide charts before going, and they are also posted at the start of the trail on Bar Island. You should have plenty of time though, if you catch it right, as the path stays free of water for quite a while, and it's not a very long hike. The walk across the sand to get to the island is about a half hour, and it can be quite breeze here. Depending on the weather and time of year, can be a bit chilly walking across, but the breeze stops once you get to the island and get on the path. This is a pretty easy hike, we saw a bunch of older couples going up and down with no problem. The paths are not well marked, but it's still quite easy to find your way. At one point, we weren't sure which way to go, and then we noticed there was an arrow carved in to a tree, and an arrow made of sticks on the ground. Simple! The views from the top are ok, nothing spectacular especially if you have been in Acadia. Even still, it's worth the trip up. There are a few places to sit and relax at the top, and it's peaceful, and a nice way to get a different view of Bar Harbor. There are no facilities on the island, so you may want to make a stop before heading across the sand bar.
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