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Bar Island Trails

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Loved it

We walked across the exposed bar with or three dogs - the dogs loved the walk and playing in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Tides make an easy visit seem like risky business!

Totally beautiful, but the tides add a memorable level of safe drama. At low tide you can walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen K
New York
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“low tide” (43 reviews)
“easy hike” (11 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 5inavan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Murray H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 12 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

Thank samanthajfindlay
Reviewed 28 June 2017

all the trails in the park were spotless. So nice to see the flora and fauna without the mess of humankind.

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The sand bar that appears during low tide allows you to walk over to the appropriately named Bar Island. If you choose, you can also drive your vehicle over the bar and park and then hike the trails on the island. If you do either,...More

1  Thank David J H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We just walked over during low tide. We didn't do the hike on the island but I believe it was just a one mile hike.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We walked across the the bar at low tide. The trail is very nice. It climbs consistently but not too extreme - at least not for people that usually live at 5280 ft. like we do. We very much enjoyed this activity.

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