Somes Sound, Mount Desert

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Somes Sound is a fjard, a body of water running deep into Mount Desert Island, the main site of Acadia National Park in Maine, United States. Its deepest point is approximately 175ft, and it is over deep in several places. The sound almost splits the island in two. While often described as the "only fjord on the East Coast", it lacks the extreme vertical relief and anoxic sediments associated with Norwegian fjords, and is now called a fjard by officials — a smaller drowned glacial embayment.Somes Sound was named for Abraham Somes, who was one of the first settlers on the island and had a home at the end of the sound in Somesville, the first village on the island.
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  • 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 sever...  read more »
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 li...  read more »
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