Bar Harbor, Low Tide Hike #2
Bar Harbor, ME has a population of 5,000, less than my hometown of Island Lake, IL, which I thought was small. But Bar Harbor has tourism. It sees about 100 cruise ships a year and easily a million tourists a year. This town is the "big city" of Desert Island and I can only imagine how hard it is to move around during the busy season. Thankfully it was quiet, well sort of. This was our first outing as a family so we headed out to Bar Harbor. It was low tide and presented an interesting opportunity to walk the coast and check out the tide pools and the shoreline.
This is not a hike that is listed on the REI Trails app but it was a great walk and a very educational day. The tide in Maine ranges almost 12 ft. from high tide to low tide. During low tide, great tide pools are created and available to explore. We highly recommend the day walking along the shore of Bar Harbor.
So after our walk on the shore we wandered around town. There were all kinds of fun things to see.