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Address: Pembroke, ME
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Located in Pembroke, it is the site of the coast's most extreme tides.

Located in Pembroke, it is the site of the coast's most extreme tides.

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Phenomenal sight!!

Off the beaten path, but catch it at the right tidal time & this confluence of opposing tidal flows is breathtaking! A true hidden gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy S
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West Newbury, Massachusetts
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West Newbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the beaten path, but catch it at the right tidal time & this confluence of opposing tidal flows is breathtaking! A true hidden gem!

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Cutler, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We arrived about an hour before high tide in Eastport - that gave us time to get lost and re-find the trail that goes to the rock outcropping to watch the changing of the tides - it ends up being (guessing) about a half hour past when the high tide is at the coast. The falls are quite loud and... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

small park, no tables or benches, no fire rings. day use only. I think the neighbors take the signs down because they don't want tourist traffic going by the nice houses. decent parking and a short walk to the shore over uneven ground. reversing falls-- misleading because there are no falls to speak of just tidal flow against fresh water... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A must go to... enjoy! Keep it a secret so it doesn't get to crowded. Shhhhh... watch the seals swim back in with the tide... feel your breath being sucked out of your lungs...

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Well worth a visit. Driving the scenic route and saw the city sign about the reversing falls and made a stop. Despite all the reviews about being difficult to find it wasn't too bad with a gps. Ensure you are there at slack tide as the stillness and tranquility was very nice. The sign says no camping but we ran... More 

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Princeton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While staying in the Bar Harbor area, we planned this 2 hr eastbound day trip to visit Reversing Falls Park. Little did we know that we would find this hidden gem and no one else would be there! When we arrived 2-1/2 hrs prior to high tide (this was planned and we recommend 2-3 hrs prior for sure), we found... More 

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Madison, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This had to be the hardest thing to find as a tourist. There are some handpainted signs there which I think some wonderful person put up for directions. Thank you this falls is not in the State campground which is somewhat close. We luckily found a ranger at the campgrounds who helped us out. Got to the parking lot no... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went here for a Memorial Service, it was our Aunt's desire to have her ashes placed here. Luckily, we have a cousin who lives in Calais and knew how to get here, because we NEVER would have found it. But the place is amazing, the tide was coming in during the time we were there and it was really... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This remote and minimalist park makes for a great day visit. Good walking is available in the woods around the reversing falls. We saw seals surfing in the tide - quite a thrill. As other reviewers have noted, the route in is not well signed - ask for directions and keep your eyes out for homemade signs reading "Falls."

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While sitting on a rock looking out toward the Falls and soaking in the scenery, I thought that THIS is what I thought Maine would look like. Very peaceful. VERY hard to find. I had directions from TA but one road (Church St) didn't have a sign. Luckily, it felt like I should turn there. Look for handmade signs reading... More 

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