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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  • October 4, 2017
    Check the tides and know you have a few hours because you don't want to get stuck on the island and pay $150 for a water taxi, lol. Also it pays to give the sand a little time to dry, once the tide be...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    A sturdy pair of walking shoes will be your best friend during your trek across the gravel land bridge to Bar Island. It is a relatively easy walk but you will encounter some rocky areas if you want t...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Check the tides and bound with nature. The walk is beautiful and an experience not to be missed. Something you will be talking about for years. Don’t forget the camera.  more »

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