Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park

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  • This is definitely a place to visit on the Park Loop Road but requires a lot of patience and time if you want to have the perfect experience. In order to see the Thunder Hole at its best, high tide ti...  more »
  • Must see, it’s awesome when high tide is coming it. The views breath taking. A few stairs, but an easy walk.  more »
  • If you like to hike, I recommend you to take the shuttle down to Otters Cliff and hike the length up to Thunder Hole and then to Sands Beach. Its about 1 mile + 1 mile from OC to SB. From there take t...  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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