Bar Island

Bar Harbor, Maine

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A day hike to an island reached by crossing a gravel bar at low tide. The gravel bar for which Bar Harbor is named links Bar Island to the mainland. The island can be reached at low tide by foot and by motor vehicle, but driving across is not recommended. Check the tide clock at the town pier before you set out for Bar Island. You will have only two to three hours to make the trip across and back. If you tarry on the island, you could be stranded for up to eight hours. The possibility of getting stranded on an island adds a sense of adventure to the hike, but it can be an inconvenience, too.
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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A day hike to an island reached by crossing a gravel bar at low tide. The gravel bar for which Bar Harbor is named links Bar Island to the mainland. The island can be reached at low tide by foot and by motor vehicle, but driving across is not recommended.

Check the tide clock at the town pier before you set out for Bar Island. You will have only two to three hours to make the trip across and back. If you tarry on the island, you could be stranded for up to eight hours. The possibility of getting stranded on an island adds a sense of adventure to the hike, but it can be an inconvenience, too.

©  Tom Seymour/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park, (207) 288-3338
Local Maps: Acadia National Park map; DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Bar Island

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