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Like a great many people - hundreds, in fact - we all, unwittingly, made our way down to Thunder... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was super cool to hear how loud the water smacked the rocks at the right tide. Was worried some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Convoy, Ohio
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Chasm surrounded by water and gardens.
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went it was the edge of a hurricane lashing the coast and the waves were big, the rain was streaming down and the the wind was fierce. The perfect storm for Thunder Hole. Benign seas and it is just another picturesque coastal scene....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank devonroamer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a great many people - hundreds, in fact - we all, unwittingly, made our way down to Thunder Hole only to realise that it only 'thunders' at a certain time - which wasn't when we were there. From the set-up there, bet it would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was super cool to hear how loud the water smacked the rocks at the right tide. Was worried some daredevils were going to fall in to their demise. Lots of places to climb around safely and great photo ops.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank buckeyegirl2005
Reviewed 7 November 2018

What a great nature show The water is moving in and out of a cave and hits the walls and creates water spouting up

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rileypickles
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Bar Harbour for a day from a cruise ship or spending a few days in the area, be sure to get away to Acadia National Forest. It is just a short drive from town. Thunderhole is part of what you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

It's hit or miss, but when you are there at the right time its SO AMAZING !! Try to visit at night to hear & see by moonlight - kind of eerie, but very cool !!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark_Long_Island
Reviewed 20 October 2018

....but the water has been diverted so there are a number of better blow holes in the world. Also, the rocks can be slippery and the path is relatively narrow and uneven. And, on a busy tourist day, it is very difficult to appreciate the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlandDiane
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We went to Thunder Hole two days in a row. The first day was sunny and calm. No thundering, but the views were still spectacular, and it was fun to scramble over all of the granite. The second day it was pouring rain. Lots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Otter2008
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

It’s an easy walk across the road from the parking lot. You go down some steps and it’s there. The views are awesome in edition to the thunder hole. I was there on a sunny and cold day in October and it was very nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of this one of many spots in Acadia national park, so cool to walk on the pink granite and take in the wonderful views of this island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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2 August 2018|
Response from travler1976 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.
9 July 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
Joe R
28 May 2015|
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