Land Bridge to Bar Island, Bar Harbor

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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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  • 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. B...  more »
  • 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 ener...  more »
  • 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 lov...  more »

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