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Thunder Hole

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

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More fun walking on the rocks and looking at view

Great views, fun walking on the rocks. Hearing the thunder is just a plus, but it must be more impressive when the weather is bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Smilemilie
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views, fun walking on the rocks. Hearing the thunder is just a plus, but it must be more impressive when the weather is bad.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped at Thunder Hole on our hike to Sand Beach. The tide was out so we didn't hear any "thunder" but it was still worth the walk down to watch and listed to the water that did come in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location. So definitely worth a visit. But the waves have to be aimed right to hear thunder. Waves don't enter the channel and break at the right place unless they are angled right. We went at the right time and waited ( 2 hours before high tide). Nothing much happened. So really it is not what it is sold... More 

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Sevierville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most famous attractions at Acadia National Park. You'll definitely want to stop here and watch the ocean spray fly high as the surf comes in. You will get wet on this ride if you stand too close, and of course, that is where the best view is. Standing close. On a hot day it feels... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were hoping to hear Thunder Hole roar and send plumes of water high on the rocks. We visited two days. One day was during a lower tide, but the next day we visited two hours before high tide, which is supposed to be optimum. We stood with eyes fixed on the hole watching the water rise and fall, but... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Timing is critical to visit this attraction when it's "thundering". The tide and waves have to be at a certain point. Mid way to high tide to 1-2 hours before is best shot but can vary. But the view from there is never disappointing.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went at a lower tide so the action at Thunder Hole was underwhelming. Supposedly mid tide is best when the tide is rising so check the tide chart online if you want to go. Relatively crowded area in the summer. Cute little gift shop.

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great seeing the waves crash on the rocks. That's why it's called 'Thunder Hole'. It sounds like thunder. The worst part is the bugs,.. so my advice is to douse yourself with DEET.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing national park as usual. We drove through Park Loop road to stop in the Thunder hole and to see nice shore. It was so nice weather and nice driving along the shore. Always nice place through the all season.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is a must see. Get there at the right time and you hear the thunder clap from the water. The pathway is slippery so be careful.

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