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Barred Island Preserve

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Sunset Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
+1 207-348-2455
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absolutely gorgeous walk!

We so enjoyed our walk through this preserve. We went at high tide, so were unable to walk over to... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Barbara N
Lake Worth, Florida
No parking, no dogs, no scenic views.

Not sure what other see in this place, but I arrived to find the tiny parking lot full, and more NO... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Makayla B
New York City, New York
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“low tide” (32 reviews)
“sand bar” (12 reviews)
“tree roots” (11 reviews)
Sunset Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
+1 207-348-2455
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We so enjoyed our walk through this preserve. We went at high tide, so were unable to walk over to the Barred Island. It is just a magical place!

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Not sure what other see in this place, but I arrived to find the tiny parking lot full, and more NO PARKING signs than parked cars. So I drove on to Stonington (very lovely) and got up early the next day to return to this...More

Thank Makayla B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One comes across this interesting "barred island". At high tide, there are 2 distinct pieces of land. At low tide, you can walk from peninsula to the island. A great place to just sit and watch the waves and gulls.

Thank nusu57
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful, easy, hike of about a mile through the woods to the beach. We went at low tide, so were able to walk across the sandbar to the island, and walked around the island and back across the sandbar, with plenty of...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Somewhere I read that this was a one mile hike through the woods to a beach. It's not a one mile hike. Not sure exactly how one it is, but my guess is about 1.5. Not a big deal unless you need to be somewhare...More

Thank Tootsie64
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Barred Island Preserve is an easy one mile walk through an incredible mossy forest to a swimming beach. If you go at low tide, you can continue to the actual island which is a rocky promontory with wildflowers in season. There are lots of tree...More

Thank hubcondo
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The preserve has a short but satisfying circuit of hiking trails through beautiful woods, down to Barred Island. You can cross to the small island via sand bar, between about 2 hours on either side of low tide. Stunning views and a short hiking jaunt...More

Thank Liz_Santamaria
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A long hike, with lots of tree roots and opportunities for missteps. I had a knee replacement a year ago and it was challenging but doable. This is a mossy forest with filtered sunbeams shining through. Very magical or zen. The kids loved the walk...More

Thank dgage30445
Reviewed 3 August 2017

An easy 1.5 mile walk through the woods leads you first to an amazing view and then a magical experience at low tide - the sandbar to Barren Island. The water may be frigid, but the experience is fantastic. A great way to enjoy Deer...More

Thank berkscanuck
Reviewed 13 July 2017

no dogs allowed - Beautiful, almost mystical walk through the woods to the island. Great combo with going to the Cockatoo Restaurant as they are on the same road. Consider timing it with the tide so the tide is out if you’d like to walk...More

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