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Bar Island Trails

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Short, Interesting Walk

We spent a week in Bar Harbor at the beginning of October and walked many of the longer... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Victor S
Rockville, Maryland
Nice hike

Stayed at harborside hotel. Right from the hotel, we Walked over Friday evening during low... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
New Hampshire
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“sand bar” (23 reviews)
“during low tide” (14 reviews)
“easy hike” (12 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We spent a week in Bar Harbor at the beginning of October and walked many of the longer, challenging trails in Acadia. Going across the sandbar to Bar Island at low tide was interesting and made for a nice afternoon activity. Of course, you have...More

Thank Victor S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stayed at harborside hotel. Right from the hotel, we Walked over Friday evening during low tide....very cool to be able walk over during low tide..no access during high tide....nice walk.

Thank jagsgapeach
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It was awesome going there, great experience. There's a little abandoned house there too, looks like it's been there for about 100 to 200 years.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful walk from town across the sand bar at low tide. The light at sunset is spectacular. There is an easy hike up the mountain with nice views of the town.

1  Thank Steven P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We walked across the exposed bar with or three dogs - the dogs loved the walk and playing in the ocean water as we walked. We made it to the island but decided against the trail because it was heavily congested with other visitors. We...More

1  Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Totally beautiful, but the tides add a memorable level of safe drama. At low tide you can walk across the rock causeway and tour the island. The time between low and high tide is 6 hours, 12.5 minutes, so you have a long, safe window...More

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a drizzly start to our Tuesday August 8th, 2017 in Maine, but the sun came out at lunch, and the day was saved! The bar made of rocks that lies beneath the water from the mainland to Bar Island slowly reveals itself to...More

1  Thank 5inavan
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is a cool spot to go hang on a hot summer day. The views are wonderful, the water cold, and the breezes are 10-15 degrees cooler than they are on Maine Street. Get there 1.5 hrs before low tied and get back on shore...More

1  Thank Murray H
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Twice a day at low tide a rocky causeway is revealed to Bar Island. Many small pools are left behind that are interesting to explore. Watch for gulls dropping and smashing stranded crabs on the rocks. The hike to the summit of Bar Island is...More

1  Thank kharfe
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Seeing this trail emerge from the ocean is something so unique to Bar Harbor. It is so cool that part of the day it is underwater, and part of the day it isnt. They trail is full of seashells, but can get a little slippery...More

1  Thank samanthajfindlay
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9 May 2017|
Response from Murray H | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes and yes. This is the most dog friendly place ever.
14 July 2016|
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I recommend the bubbles trail