As I was trying to pick my Acadia National Park must-see, I considered options such as the Carriage Road and Cadillac Mountain. (Both are awesome places to visit!) However, I chose something a bit unconventional!
The whole point of vacation is to have fun. As I recalled our visit to Acadia, I just kept thinking about the the activity we enjoyed the most, Bar Island at low tide.
Bar Island is a small island which is visible from Bar Harbor. From a distance, it doesn’t look like much. In fact, we spent hardly any time on the island!
The real fun is the journey to Bar Island! The tidal changes are dramatic between Mount Desert Island and Bar Island. This makes visiting Bar Island a unique experience. At low tide, a land bridge appears allowing guests to actually walk to the island!
We started our visit with a picnic lunch beside the sea where the land bridge was to emerge. It was neat to watch the ocean slowly recede and the land appear.
Walking to Bar Island was a real treat! Even though the distance is short, we spent quite a bit of time on this crossing. We really enjoyed searching around the ocean floor! It’s an experience which should be savored.
This was my first time to travel to an island on foot, and I had a blast! Fortunately, the weather was perfect which made our afternoon that much better. But, what really made it great was that we didn’t rush! We just took our time enjoying the uniqueness of the experience.
I’ve discovered over the years that places I enjoy most are the ones where I take the time to just soak it all in!