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Address: Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
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The only fjord on the U.S. East Coast.

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Amazing, peaceful Somes Sound

This is one of our favorite places on Mount Desert Island. We love to go early in the morning and watch the lobster boats going out. And again in the late afternoon, evening and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lynn M
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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places on Mount Desert Island. We love to go early in the morning and watch the lobster boats going out. And again in the late afternoon, evening and watch the changeing light on the water and the mountains in the distance. It is truly a very special, peaceful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We saw this on the side of the road when the Missus and Lil-Boy got restless. Great place to stop and just take it in

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Thank Julian V
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Rent a boat and check it out - very interesting place to see - fun and easy to get to. Had an awesome time.

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Thank ksgoldman
MA
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

great views, lots of wildlife, easy to find and on the way to Mt. Desert and Southwest Harbor. too many different spots to visit all

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We enjoyed a beautiful drive by the sound and stopped along the way to snap a few pictures. Impressive !

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Berkshire County, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Almost a fjord but, more technically a fjard, Somes Sound is great scenic destination and just one of many you'll find in Acadia National Park. Easily viewed from your car, if you're driving through or, for the more ambitious, from high ground after a short hike. In any weather or season, this place has a lot to offer. Road tripper... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Another Nature beauty on the Desert Island.Certainly worth a trip around the sound,just take the road from Bar Harbor and then the Sargeant Drive and then the road on the western coast of the sound.There're spots to park the car and admire the beauty of the place.

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Thank Evgueni2013
Tabernacle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

we were vacationing in the national park and wanted to get on the water.. so I hired Rich from The Natural History Center to give us a private kayaking tour of Somes Sound. (there are no other companies that do this- so you would have to call Rich or go with lots of other people and at their pace...) We... More 

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Thank JerseyOrganic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beautiful sound...particularly liked seeing it from the Sea Princess cruise. The cruise told about the area's history and you get to see all along the coast line. Seeing the beautiful "cottages" was a real treat.

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Thank RitzQueen
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We spent an afternoon hiking near Sommes Sound. It was quite beautiful and afforded some of the most spectacular views on MDI.

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Thank Cara M

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