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“The Oceanside trail”
Review of Bar Island Trails

Bar Island Trails
Ranked #21 of 70 things to do in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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South Woodstock, Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Oceanside trail”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Do not miss the Oceanside trail/walk in Bar Harbor. You will see beautiful seaside homes and hearty blooming rugosa roses, smell the ocean air and enjoy a flat walk that everyone will enjoy.

Visited November 2012
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Oxford, England
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Mt Penobscot and Acadia Mountain”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hiled up to the top of Mt Penobscot from Jordans Pond (at the Bubbles end) - a steep climb but a sweeping view down the granite massif to islands, sea, sky that will remain with me for a lifetime. Matched only by the monochrome gleam of Somes Sound from Acadia Mountain - stunning. And we had both glorious views to urselves - blue skies, bowling winds, shimmering sea. Come in late October and have it all to yourself. Phenomenal.

Visited October 2012
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Annapolis
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Bar Harbor and ocean trail”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Arrived for a day trip on Royal Caribbeans "Enchantment of the Seas" out of Baltimore. Toured the town--which is always great. We had great weather and a great day. Walked the ocean trail along the coast and the sights were unbelievable. Easy walk, not very long trail, beautiful sights.

Visited October 2012
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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Nice, Easy Walk”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

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.

Visited September 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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108 attraction reviews
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“Something different”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The walk across the sand bar makes this extra special and once on the Island there are some great views of Bar Harbor and the other islands. The trails aren't well marked, but the island isn't large so it's difficult to get lost.

Visited September 2012
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