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Address: On the east side of the Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Sit, Watch and Listen

a short walk from our campground it was a perfect place to take an early morning walk to just to sit and watch the sunrise as the fishing boats went out. Very peaceful and... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
NikkiLynne75
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Connecticut
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

a short walk from our campground it was a perfect place to take an early morning walk to just to sit and watch the sunrise as the fishing boats went out. Very peaceful and tranquil spot. A little slice of heaven.

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Madison, NH
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

the sheer rock formation is incredible. The day we were there we got to experience rock climbers coming up the cliffs. Little ,ore rugged than the rest of the hike, but well worth it.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

One of my favorite spots to stop and have a picnic lunch. We love to watch the wildlife he birds and otters ect. Very peaceful place.

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Hastings
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Parking there is good and a great place to start your day. Sonce the loop road is only one way and people park as soon as they can, might explain why this lot was always available.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

Wonder views at Otter Cliff, even if you don't walk down the trail to the bottom. I had read that the rocks may be slippery as little bits of rock & sand particles can act like marbles causing you to slip and fall. So, I still got terrific photos from above on the level walkway.

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Maine
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a vantage point from the highest seaside cliffs on the east coast. If you venture out beyond the wall, use you heads and be careful.

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

We loved climbing the rocks at Otter Cliff and Otter Point. My seven year-old and four year-old climbed the rocks and enjoyed the scenic view. We highly r commend visiting this site.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

We hiked on the Ocean Path Trail from Sand Beach to reach Otter Cliff, but you can take the Loop Road shuttle to Thunder Hole (if you'd like to shorten your hike), then proceed to Otter Cliff. Otter Cliff wasn't the main destination on our hike- it just happened to be there along the way. If you hike past Otter... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We loved Otter Cliff and the surrounding area. The cliff rises above the ocean and you can see the water crashing on the rocks below. It's a quick and easy stop if you're driving along Park Loop Road. Grab your camera and check it out.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful part of the park. Great views of the ocean and surrounding area. You can walk there from about a mile away and enjoy the scenery. Get your camera ready and enjoy the beauty of this area.

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