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Address: , Pembroke, ME
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Description: Located in Pembroke, it is the site of the coast's most extreme tides.

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Don't miss this hidden gem

While staying in the Bar Harbor area, we planned this 2 hr eastbound day trip to visit Reversing Falls Park. Little did we know that we would find this hidden gem and no one else... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Princeton, Massachusetts
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Princeton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While staying in the Bar Harbor area, we planned this 2 hr eastbound day trip to visit Reversing Falls Park. Little did we know that we would find this hidden gem and no one else would be there! When we arrived 2-1/2 hrs prior to high tide (this was planned and we recommend 2-3 hrs prior for sure), we found... More 

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Madison, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This had to be the hardest thing to find as a tourist. There are some handpainted signs there which I think some wonderful person put up for directions. Thank you this falls is not in the State campground which is somewhat close. We luckily found a ranger at the campgrounds who helped us out. Got to the parking lot no... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went here for a Memorial Service, it was our Aunt's desire to have her ashes placed here. Luckily, we have a cousin who lives in Calais and knew how to get here, because we NEVER would have found it. But the place is amazing, the tide was coming in during the time we were there and it was really... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This remote and minimalist park makes for a great day visit. Good walking is available in the woods around the reversing falls. We saw seals surfing in the tide - quite a thrill. As other reviewers have noted, the route in is not well signed - ask for directions and keep your eyes out for homemade signs reading "Falls."

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While sitting on a rock looking out toward the Falls and soaking in the scenery, I thought that THIS is what I thought Maine would look like. Very peaceful. VERY hard to find. I had directions from TA but one road (Church St) didn't have a sign. Luckily, it felt like I should turn there. Look for handmade signs reading... More 

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Providence
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a wonderful and infrequently visited park. The reversing falls are the biggest that we saw anywhere in the region. It's a very small park, but only short (less than 0.5 mile) trails to various vantage points of the falls. In fact, you really only need to park your car in the right place, or walk 100 yards or... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I traveled to Reversing Falls to hunt for the three caches hidden here. Two of the caches are physically there and one is an Earthcache that is an Earth Science lesson. We traveled over dirt and paved roads exploring along the way. I enjoyed seeing the falls in relative solitude. It is a good place to bring a chair, settle... More 

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Phillipston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Quite secluded. We received directions from the Cobscook Campgroud which is where we were staying. Not many people there. Great for wildlife pictures. No entrance fee. It's a very, very short hike to the two viewing spots. Amazing and totally worth the stop.

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great barrington,ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

40 plus years coming to Eastport Maine and we finally made it to Reversing Falls ! What a time finding it but now that we have we will go back every chance we can, So Cool ! You gotta plan it around the tides but, so peaceful and unspoiled its hard to believe. Captain Brian

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Stevensville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Nothing to dislike. Access is Maine-ish--you can park, if you can find it!--and walk to a shoreline and take in the view, walk around, and wait for the tide to change! The you'll see some nifty nature as water reverses over the small falls in the bay. Hate to tell people to go there, because it is so nice without... More 

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