We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME

The only fjord on the U.S. East Coast.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 34 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Perhaps the only fjord in North America, it is beautiful.

I sail up and down Somes Sound frequently. It is an amazing placed carved from granite. With Sargeant Drive to the east, sections of Acadia National Park all around, magnificent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 33: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I sail up and down Somes Sound frequently. It is an amazing placed carved from granite. With Sargeant Drive to the east, sections of Acadia National Park all around, magnificent summer homes and several working boatyards you get a sense of beauty found in few places. Somes Harbor at its northern tip is a special treat.

Thank joanbMaine
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time camping and Somes Sound was such a nice place! The pool was so convenient and some of the time we even had it to ourselves! The campground is also in a great area. Very close to Acadia and a beautiful drive to park loop road and Cadillac mountain. The view from the water near the... More 

Thank Ali C
United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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.

Thank Lynn M
Level Contributor
75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Julian V
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank ksgoldman
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank SGDGMA07
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
411 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

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

Thank WJB12311
Berkshire County, MA
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank GeoffFromMass
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Evgueni2013
Tabernacle, New Jersey
Level Contributor
157 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank JerseyOrganic

Travelers who viewed Somes Sound also viewed

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert

Been to Somes Sound? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Somes Sound and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Somes Sound staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?