Land Bridge to Bar Island, Bar Harbor

4.7
Take a walk across Land Bridge to Bar Island, exposed only during low tide. The uninhabited tidal island, part of a national park, becomes accessible to walkers and bikers for about three hours each day when the gravel harbor seafloor is exposed. The "bar" connects the island to the town on the mainland during this short period. Once on the island, you can explore a network of trails and several scenic overlooks providing views of the town across the water. To avoid being unable to cross back to the mainland once the water rises, be sure to time your hike with low tide. Check online for a chart providing exact low tide times for this area. Before you head to Bar Harbor, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bar Harbor journey maker tool , to make sure you see all that Bar Harbor has to offer, including Land Bridge to Bar Island.
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  • We did this twice while visiting Bar Harbor in Oct 2018. The first day it was freezing, The 2nd day I had to take off my jacket!. Its a nice walk if you can walk on stones and gravel as its flat. We d...  more »
  • Easy to find in Bar Harbor, near downtown. It is an experience. You may need to check the tide times. Well worth the effort.  more »

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