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Thunder Hole

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Nice but not a "must do" within Acadia

Arrived during high tide and my boys enjoyed hearing the "thunder" and seeing the crashing waves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AmyBGS
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Danbury, Connecticut
Ok visit at low tide

We visited this scenic point at low tide, so there wasn’t much Thunder going on. It has plenty of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Reagan10
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Conroe, Texas
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Chasm surrounded by water and gardens.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“high tide” (262 reviews)
“on the rocks” (65 reviews)
“rough seas” (9 reviews)
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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+1 207-288-3338
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"waves come"
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"wave action"
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"natural wonder"
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"worth a stop"
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"two hours"
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"mother nature"
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"a small gift shop"
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"great stop"
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"park loop road"
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"beautiful spot"
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"parking lot"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived during high tide and my boys enjoyed hearing the "thunder" and seeing the crashing waves. That being said, I wouldn't go out of my way to see it again. The sea was fairly calm the day I went though; maybe it's better on other...More

Thank AmyBGS
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this scenic point at low tide, so there wasn’t much Thunder going on. It has plenty of parking and was still very crowded even though there wasn’t much to see at this time. Check the charts for high tide and see more Thunder...More

Thank Reagan10
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We timed it right, according to the best times to view thunder hole for that day. Unfortunately, it was not very active on this day, even with the timing we followed. We ended up staying for about 1 1/2 hours, and were disappointed that there...More

Thank BethWI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we were lucky in our timing and got to hear a few thunderous booms from the water many others waiting there for a while did not and gave up. It's worth the wait if you have the time. Your best bet is to go...More

Thank sgross19
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About two hours before high tide is the ideal time to visit Thunder Hole. It was interesting to watch the high tide rise in the cove and hear the sounds and see the splash of the waves against the rocks at certain times. We definitely...More

Thank Rftstar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at Thunder Hole on the Trail Road to hear the sound of Thunder and see the great splash of water from the ocean waves breaking into the narrow cove... Alas, we experienced none of those. We arrived just at high tide, and apparently these...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went at the recommended time (2 hours before high tide) and did not get to see the thunder hole at its finest. Ive heard this is very cool if you catch it at the right time but the day we went was not it....More

Thank Cmac2385
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this visit to Thunder Hole. This should be a definite stop on anyone's travels on the Bar harbor Loop Road while visiting Maine's coast!

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went and waited for the burst ..... did not happen and was more intrigued with the surrounds. Has to specific surge of tide and swells to react.

Thank Steven A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thunder Hole is a fascinating natural phenomenon but to get the most out of it you have to time it right. Best time is about 2 hours before high tide (so I hear). We were about an hour before high tide and it was interesting...More

Thank MeanJoeG
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GeoffYoungman
August 1, 2018|
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Response from travler1976 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.
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clnewton
July 9, 2016|
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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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Joe R
May 27, 2015|
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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
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