Somes Sound
Somes Sound
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The only fjord on the U.S. East Coast.
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Somes Sound is a five mile long body of water that runs North South as do the other lakes and ponds on the island. It divides Mount Desert Island into halves--the East side with the Park Loop Road and the West side, the "quiet side" of the island. It is the only fjord in the Eastern US and was formed by glaciation. Glaciers carved a long narrow river valley that was later drowned by the sea. You take Sargent Drive North from Northeast Harbor. It is a long winding road with "cottages" lining it. There are pull offs where you can listen to the waves lapping the shore while you look at the water. We came on the off season but even during the summer you will avoid the crowds here and you can watch sailboats on the water. Don't miss this hidden gem.
Written 29 May 2021
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Donna E
Coopersburg, PA194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We rented a VRBO with views of the Sound. It was enjoyable to have such a beautiful view everyday with my morning tea. We also enjoyed a narrated boat ride with Sea Princess cruises which had a Park ranger as the narrator on board and gave a lot of history of the Sound and the surrounding area. Many places to stop and view the Sound along the roadway also.
Written 29 July 2019
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Jeanne S
Creve Coeur, MO73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a gorgeous area of Acadia National Park. You can drive around it or take one of the boat cruises that go in the sound. Well worth seeing.
Written 25 July 2019
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corgikids
Doylestown, PA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed a boat ride to see Somme's Sound. Great wildlife. Great to hear history of the area and see the "cottages" of rich and famous. Worth an evening. Do tip the narrator. He's greaT
Written 9 August 2018
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Rachel L
Newark, DE616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This body of water separates the two sides of the island - the quieter side with Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor and the main side with Bar Harbor and most of Acadia attractions. The island is small enough that if you stayed on the quiet side, it's really to enjoy all the attractions of Acadia and Bar Harbor.
Written 30 January 2018
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YatriForever
Chennai (Madras), India4,122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
We took a small detour from Rt 102 to spend some time to enjoy the beautiful view of the rocks standing on this fjord. Best is to park the car near the Valley Cove trail and walk for a while to enjoy the views around Somes Sound. From here its natural to head to Bass Harbour attraction.
Written 29 September 2017
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Jamison G
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We took kayaks out on the Sound after the morning mist cleared. The fjord has the views and the calm waters you'd expect from one of the island's lakes, but with the ocean's wildlife, like sea stars and jellyfish. At Flying Mountain, there's a place to pull the kayaks onto the shore and join Acadia's hiking trails.
Written 4 August 2017
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terrifurn
Dunnellon, FL468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
the sea princess has inexpensive tickets to explore the sound by boat. see lots of wildlife & mansions. narrator very knowledgable.
Written 12 July 2017
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Steve R
North Palm Beach, FL114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This fjord is best appreciated from the water. High rock walls dwarf people in boats. Winds may sweep down in blasts.
Written 23 June 2017
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joanbMaine
maine19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
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 several working boatyards you get a sense of beauty found in few places. Somes Harbor at its northern tip is a special treat.
Written 13 September 2016
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