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Bar Island Trail

  Rocky shore of Bar Island
Says Kevin Corcoran

Off to Bar Island at low tide
Says Kevin Corcoran

The mile-long Bar Island Trail is an unusual hiking trail because it is only accessible during low tide. The trail, located within the boundaries of Acadia National Park, begins at the northern end of Bridge Street in the Village of Bar Harbor, where the street dead-ends at Bar Harbor (the water, not the village).

At low tide, the departing
    waters leave a 100 yard wide sand/mud bar, thus allowing access by foot to Bar Island. The low tide also provides great opportunities for spotting shells and exploring tide pools.

The traverse between Bridge Street to Bar Island
is about 1/2 mile long. Reaching the southwest side of the island, the hiker can continue on to the high point of Bar Island via an additional 1/2 mile long gently climbing conventional trail. The high point of Bar Island affords interesting views of the Bar Harbor village waterfront and marina. The total ascent from the water is approximately 160 feet.

Says Kevin Corcoran

Time to get out and breathe some fresh air, and Bar Island Trail in
 
Hancock County, Maine is a good choice. Maine is a good place for outdoors people. Bar Island Trail is close to Bald Rock Ledge which is certainly worth stopping at; some of the water nearby flows, like Eddie Brook. Lamoine State Park is a wonderful site to go if you're at Bar Island Trail, and there's always The Tarn Dam to pop by in the neighborhood of Bar Island Trail.


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These outdoors activities are available near Bar Island Trail.
 Trails Near Bar Island Trail:
Conners Nubble Trail, Hancock County , 4 miles away
Great Head Trail, Hancock County , 4 miles away
Sargent Mountain Trail, Hancock County , 5 miles away
Parkman Mountain Trail, Hancock County , 6 miles away
Bald Peak Trail, Hancock County , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bar Island Trail:
Barcadia Campground, Bar Harbor , 0 miles away
Spruce Valley Campground, Bar Harbor , 0 miles away
Hadley's Point Campground, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
Bar Harbor Campground, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
Somes Sound View Campground, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
 Whitewater Near Bar Island Trail:
Union River, Hancock County , 18 miles away, Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth)
Narraguagus River - West Branch, Hancock Washington County , 21 miles away, Class II-III - 14 miles long (Denbow Peat Mine to Sprague Falls 1)
Narraguagus River, Washington County , 22 miles away, Class I-V - 17.3 miles long (Deblois to Cherryfield)
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County , 22 miles away, Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County , 23 miles away, Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
 Public Lands Near Bar Island Trail:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 0 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 0 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Bar Island Trail:
West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor , 0 miles away
Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
Bar Harbor Manor, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
Anchorage Motel, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harb, Bar Harbor , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near Bar Island Trail
Jones Pond, Hancock County , 9 miles away
Morancy Pond, Hancock County , 9 miles away

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