Bar Island Land Bridge

The Bar Island Land Bridge connects the mainland of Bar Harbor, Maine to Bar Island. The bridge is a popular tourist destination and offers views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands.

The bridge has been used by people for centuries, first as a transportation route and later as a place to live. Today, the Bar Harbor land bridge is a popular tourist attraction as the island is uninhabited and part of Acadia National Park.

The Bar Harbor natural land bridge is a unique geological feature that is only exposed for a few hours a day during low tide. Before venturing out, be sure to check out the local tide chart! Otherwise you could be trapped on Bar Island for up to 9 hours!

The Bar Island Land Bridge can be reached by following Route 3 south into Bar Harbor from the mainland. The bridge is located at the end of Bridge Street.

For those that are using the Island Explorer bus system, Village Green is the main stop in downtown Bar Harbor. The bus stop is an easy 5-10 downhill walk to the Bar Island land bridge. Be sure to pick up a bus map at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center so that you can navigate Mt Desert Island like a pro!