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“on the rocks”(70 reviews)
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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All reviews high tide on the rocks rough seas wave action big waves waves come natural wonder crashing waves two hours worth a stop mother nature great stop a small gift shop park loop road beautiful spot ocean trail parking lot
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unfortunately if the stairs get wet they don’t let you go all the way down it’s now blocked off due to obviously someone getting hurt but it’s still beautiful!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was neat. It has a gift shop and parking. There is a trail down but can be slippery. There is also large rocks to walk on. You will not always hear the noise as the tides have to be just right.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dupuica
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was neat but not a must see. When we viewed it there wasn’t a ton of action, needs to be timed with the tied for the full effect.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Scott R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This area was beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous. It was low tide so the waves weren't that strong but nevertheless, it was nice to watch. There's a staircase that leads you down, and the area is great for taking pictures.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lov2travelz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop. Short hike from sand beach About 15-25 minutes. Ideally try to arrive about 2 hrs prior to high tide.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pedsnephron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area was one of the most beautiful we saw, granted it was cold and rainy, so we didn't explore nearly as much as I'd like. Thunder hole is literally a hole in the rocks that water enters and can create a loud sound and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jsgirl44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, Thunder Hole is a cool attraction. I just don't think that it was that much better than seeing the ocean crash on the rocks all along the Ocean Trail. I'm kind of a loner who doesn't like crowds, so I felt...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the water shoot out of the cave as the prevailing winds were in the wrong direction the day we were there. Nonetheless, the rock formations were cool to see and we enjoyed the short stop.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CMN14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The thunder hole is a quick stop on the park loop road. Large parking area quick walk down to the thunder hole. Small walking area near the thunder hole in warmer temps you can get closer to the hole and get splashed by the water....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 943tiffanyh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close parking and fun to watch. Catch the action around 2 hours before or after high tide. There is no magic formula for mother nature but if you are lucky you will get some booms! We visited with very active seas and gale warnings, so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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August 1, 2018|
Response from travler1976 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.
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Response from carefreeatsea | Reviewed this property |
We took a cab (maybe $20. for 4ppl) to Acadia National Park and took a carriage ride $36.pp. It was excellent and informative. Got on to there bus (right there) and did the park loop and saw Thunder Hole and a lot of... More
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May 27, 2015|
Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
People have brought their dogs on leashes here. Keep your dog's temperament in mind. The crowds at the peak viewing times (which will include children) may be difficult to navigate. If you want to check the tidepools... More