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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  • 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.
  • The weather conditions and tides made this stop perfect to visit. It was a bit crowded but as mentioned, the crashing waves hit the rocks perfectly and frequently to understand why its called Thunder Hole. Definitely worth the stop, just made sure to check tide schedules to catch it.
  • Beautiful, last two times we went there it was stormy and there were the best waves. The best scenery there is all the time, Maine doesn't have bad days!
  • Spectacular! We were the only ones around at the time we stopped. Awe inspiring power and a beautiful place we will talk about and always remember.

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Where to stay in Acadia National Park

A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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