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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Description: Chasm surrounded by water and gardens.

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Yep it's blow hole

Check the tides and the wind, ask the ranger, otherwise you may be just looking at rocks. When the moon and stars align, look out, water goes everywhere, including in that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Loved the Sound of the waves crashing in to the rocks , that sounds like " Thunder " ...... great trails with steps & railing , some days during High tide you can get wet from the trail down to Thunder Hole. Highly Recommend this site .....

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Trenton, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While the scenery is absolutely beautiful, the attraction is the sound which it purportedly creates. I've visited this attraction multiple times only to hear what resembles the flushing of a toilet. Sad. As long as you take into account that the natural beauty surrounding this attraction overwhelms the lack of "thundering" you won't be too disappointed.

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USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Check the tides and the wind, ask the ranger, otherwise you may be just looking at rocks. When the moon and stars align, look out, water goes everywhere, including in that expensive camera you brought with you. If the concrete is wet, you will probably get splashed.

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Jefferson, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This spot is very impressive, expecially at high tide. The power of the waves and sound it created was amazing. A sfiff wind along with high tide makes the waves cover the viewing area. The views and walks along the rocks are well worth taking the time for a stop at Thunder Hole.

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Halifax, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Thunder Hole is a neat thing to see and it's worth it to make a quick stop there. We stayed for probably about 5 minutes and at that point we had seen most of what it had to offer.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As a person who visits Bar Harbor three times a year, I've seen it at it's best, which is very exciting. I could stand there all day watching. (The best time is usually in the winter or spring, right after a storm) Our nickname for thunder hole in the summer is, "Blunder Hole". The splash is never big and you... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I think we got here at the wrong time as the tide and the thunder hold didn't want to play. There was no thunder - but hey that's natures way. We had a great trip out that way anyway and the scenery was beautiful at Thunder Hold so it didn't matter there was no noise!

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Millinocket, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We happened to hit this just right this year. Had quite a show and some thunder sounds. The best time to see this is either when the tide is coming in or going out.

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Nipomo, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
64 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped at Thunder Hole during our tour of Bar Harbor and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the sea was calm that day, so Thunder Hole was quiet and nothing out of the ordinary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Thunder Hole is one of the beauties of Acadia National Park that I enjoy going to everytime I am in the area. It is free of charge, has great walking trails nearby and many trails all around the mountain. You will see high tide in a whole new light. Keep your cameras handy!!

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