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“KEEP TRUCKIN UP TO THE SUMMIT FOR BREATHTAKING VIEW” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Land Bridge to Bar Island

Land Bridge to Bar Island
Ranked #5 of 69 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Fort Worth
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“KEEP TRUCKIN UP TO THE SUMMIT FOR BREATHTAKING VIEW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

3 out of the 4 days we were in Bar Harbor were foggy, but the day we chose to cross the land bridge was the perfect day and cleared up beautifully! Wear good walking shoes. We are in our 50s, and the walk up to the summit was fine. At one juncture, we thought the path had come to an end, but found a small rock pathway off to the right, which did end up at the summit. We had a clear view of Bar Harbor, the fishing boats, and the islands in the bay. Make sure you bring a camera with a panoramic function, as it is totally necessary to capture the beauty!

Visited May 2013
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Stratford, Connecticut
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“Lovely Introduction to Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

This was a great intro into what you will do most of the time in Bar Harbor - walk and admire the beauty of nature!

Visited May 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Fun to do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wait for low tide and take a walk from Bar Harbor to Bar Island. The little island offers you a different view of Bar Harbor, and the walk is relaxing and easy.

Visited May 2013
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Missouri
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Cool Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Wow. This was so cool! At one time in the day, all you see is water and this wee island. Another time, there is all of this that was hiding beneath the ocean waters and a natural bridge to the small island. It was a cool walk and had beautiful flowers. It was kind of magical, really. No bathrooms, so be prepared. No snacks, so be certain to bring water and snacks, along with anything else you or your kids may need. Pay attention to when the water returns: you do not want to be stranded on the island for 12+ hours! But totally worth it and a cheap way to enjoy the area!

Visited June 2012
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Newton Falls
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“A Natural Gift”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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