Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park

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  • Loved this little stop along Park Loop Road. It gets crowded but it's worth it to feel the power of the ocean as it rushes over the rocks.  more »
  • There is a path along the shore that takes you right to Thunder Hole. There is also parking near by. This attraction is accessible year round. However, the walkway down the ledges to the famous Thunde...  more »
  • Sometimes crowded got there 1st thing in morning very nice and clean, definitely worth the trip you won't be disappointed.  more »
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  • Amazing part of the park's Atlantic shores. See the waves coming in and hitting the rocks of Acadia. My recommendation: watch the beauty of nature a few steps away from the masses in a more relaxed and less crowded environment.
  • A cool spot along the trail! Even though it's gentrified a lot so it's more accessible definitely neat to see, especially as a Geologist. A popular attraction of the park so gets crowded and parking can be hard. Recommend parking wherever and walking the trail to access.
  • Prime time for huge, drenching splashes is two hours before high tide. (Make sure you have extra clothes on hand.) No matter if it's foggy, rainy or sunny, you will enjoy the waves, seals on occasion, as well as lobster boats, tour cruises, sailboats, and the many people you will encounter.
  • Needs to correct tide and swell to work. If you grew up next to the sea, it is nothing special. If you are a tourist to the ocean, it could be new/interesting/fun.
  • A really cool natural formation. They say the best time to go is two hours before high tide. Unfortunately the entire week we were there the sea was perfectly calm, so even at the best time we didn't hear anything close to thunder. It is still a cool area, but there are quite a few steps from the parking lot to the bottom. If you get a chance to take a boat ride, it is very cool to see from the ocean as well.
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