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. With our online itinerary creator, Bar Harbor attractions like Land Bridge to Bar Island can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Check the tide times! There is usually about a two hour windows before and after low tide to walk across. It is a very cool thing to witness. We walked down to the entrance at high tide just to see an...  more »
  • What a perfect way to explore right in the heart of town! The walk over to Bar Island takes maybe 15 minutes, then another 15-20 to the top. Absolutely the best way to spend a couple of hours in the m...  more »
  • The tide drops so low you can walk to the next island. All the rocks along the bottom make it easy to walk. Did not have much time to spend on Bar Island due to time of day but did get to see the suns...  more »