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“A Natural Gift” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Land Bridge to Bar Island

Land Bridge to Bar Island
1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Ranked #6 of 72 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Newton Falls
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Natural Gift”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a very interesting land bridge that take you across to Bar Island across from Bar harbor. It was definitely worth the walk. It was a nice place to walk with your feet in the water. You can also walk to Bar Island and hike some of the trails. Be sure to plan your trip at the correct time because this land bridge only there during low tide. Heed all the warnings posted about being off the island by the given times because you will be stranded and according to the postings, they won't come and get you unless there's an emergency.

Visited August 2012
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PA
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70 reviews
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“Afternoon time well spent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This outing made for a nice later afternoon adventure. We walked across the land bridge and hiked up to the top to see the views of Bar Harbor. There are no facilies, bring with you whatever you may need.

Visited July 2012
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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Great for Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We walked the land bridge with two young kids (5 & 2) and they loved it. We collected lots of shells and rocks and got a nice view of the cruise ships in the harbor.

Visited October 2012
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West Hartford, CT
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A fun hike (make sure you check the tides)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We took the hike across the "land bridge" while the tide was low and climbed to the summit of Bar Island which affords a beautiful view of Bar Harbor. A very busy "route" It is neat as you walk across and realize that much of the time, the trail is covered with water.

Visited August 2012
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Blue Hill, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Causeway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is impressive and not too scary. Drive out onto the firmly packed causeway from Bridge Street which adjoins West Street near the old Country Club. During the middle three hours of tide. Don't get caught when the tide comes in as it will cover and destroy your vehicle. The locals love emergency wrecker calls and you will then get soaked by the tide and the wrecker fee guaranteed to be over $100.00. Be sensible, there is plenty of room to turn vehicle around without getting stuck. The island at the end of the causeway is half Acadia National Park and half owned by a famous sports media personality. Note, even he could not build his house along the shore facing Bar Harbor Pier. Code enforcement stopped the construction. You can still see the concrete remains of the foundation.

Visited August 2012
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