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Land Bridge to Bar Island

1 Bridge St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1425
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Terrific walk and view

In order to accommodate the low tide schedules when we visited Acadia National Park for our walk to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sradmd
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Belleville, New Jersey
Worth the effort

Once you find the road to the land bridge this walk is worth a look. You also need low tide so... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
rodgtraveller
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Gladstone, Australia
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1 Bridge St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In order to accommodate the low tide schedules when we visited Acadia National Park for our walk to Bar Island we would plan either early in the morning or later in the evening. We chose the morning to get the most out of the daylight...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Once you find the road to the land bridge this walk is worth a look. You also need low tide so dont get that bit wrong. The walk over is on sandy gravel and you can see some interesting sea life or dead creatures. On...More

Thank rodgtraveller
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Neat experience to walk out on the sand bar at low tide. Seems like half the town turns out for the experience.

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

As the low tide comes in you see a vast walking trail with water on both sides and an island at the end. Walk the trails to find a forest, during our walk we got to experience beautiful fall colors. Beware you know at what...More

Thank Helena J
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If we had planned this better, it would be perfect to pack a light picnic lunch to enjoy on the other side of the Land Bridge. It is an easy walk to walk to and back and if you have more time and energy you...More

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is such a fun activity. Once you see the tide go out, it's time for a walk. It's interesting to imagine that you are walking across to an island where the water was high and will be again. We loved the warning signs reminding...More

Thank Beach1613
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Tides are low and you can actually walk to the nearby Bar Island. It was a great walk. Amazing for someone that is not used to being around ocean tides. The walk becomes visible and quite dry so you can literally walk to the island....More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Must-do activity when in Bar Harbor. Can cross over to Island at low tide and view of heights on Island give great view of Bar Harbor.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We did this trail several times. Loved this trail. We watched the tide go out and the tide come in. We couldn't get enough of the scenery. This was beautiful!!

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

When the tide is low you can walk all the way out to the island. We spend quite a bit of time here. My kids enjoyed looking for shells, skipping rocks, we even found a baby crab. Would recommend seeing this if you are here

Thank Jesse S
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519jenna
26 October 2016|
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Response from scarymary73 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to copy and paste a tide chart for you but it won't fit in this small space. You can google it though (or use another search engine). Just type in "Tide chart for Bar Harbor November 2016) and it will show you the... More
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Alohalyd
20 September 2016|
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Response from Nicole B | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, Your shoe choice will depend on what time you decide to cross over to Bar Island. You can Google the tide charts for Downeast Maine /Bar Harbor for the Month of October to see what time low tide is for the... More
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