Land Bridge to Bar Island, Bar Harbor

4.7
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • At low tide you can drive down Bridge St from West Street and out across the "Bar" to Bar Island with your vehicle. Explore the Island - take pictures of you and your vehicle on the Island and then.....  more »
  • This is very popular and it is a really cool experience. Along the left side, at the edge of the water, heading to Bar Island there were starfish everywhere. You have to be really careful as you...  more »

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