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“Somes Sound View Campground”
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Somes Sound
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Owner description: The only fjord on the U.S. East Coast.
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed at this campground in 2011 and had a great time visiting the Acadia region-- did a lot of kayaking (on lakes-- the water was much warmer) , hiking, blueberry picking and biking. It took us almost 12 hours to get there from NJ and ran into some truck problems along the way. The campground owner couldn't have been more helpful-- REAL help when we needed it to travel back home 12 hours! Facilities at this campground were excellent and their friendliness toward all the campers was abundant.

3  Thank DrT_from_NJ
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Definitely take a boat ride into the fjord if you can. You are likely to see an eagle or two and other beautiful things!

1  Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We have kayaked this fjord several times over the years from different locations. The north is the best entry and allows a nice paddle to the ocean; however, it can become a bit more vigorous if you try to return against the tide. So, check the charts and plan accordingly. Next, be sure to check the weather for wind velocity as it can come up fast and a combination wind and tide is a challenge. I suggest you go with a professional outfitter unless you have experience. With the May weather so unpredictable we had to wait for just the right conditions. Later in the summer you will have more choices. Another nice kayak paddle is from Bar Harbor marina to the coastal islands or
around the bay.

2  Thank James H
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

It was a gorgeous day and we were looking for a scenic drive. Some's Sound was pretty, but I think, after spending a day in Acadia, the grandeur was eclipsed. I'm not sorry we took the drive, but I would not go out of my way to do it.

2  Thank Mmmquigs
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Apparently the only sound in the area that's actually a fjord (originally carved out/created by shifting glaciers). Awesome. Beautiful area. If you're staying at the nearby Mt. Dessert Campground as I was, you're in luck. It's right on the sound. We took a kayak out to check out the sound and it was beautiful and peaceful. There's absolutely no reason not to check it out by kayak/canoe.

1  Thank CaptainAwethume
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