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 visit 3-4 times a year for 10 years and finally did the land bridge. It was not as sloppy as I thought but it is still muddy. Nice to walk to the island and go for a quick walk, but caution the...  more »
  • as soon as you arrive in the Bar Harbor area check out the tide schedule so you know when you can walk this and go when you can walk it and when you cannot to see the difference. Incredible...  more »

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