Monday, April 02, 2012

Reversing Falls, Pembroke, Maine

Another fun, odd natural phenomenon in Maine...the reversing falls. The reversing waterfall activity is caused by the strong tides rushing in and out of the Cobscook, Dennys and South Bays. Although beautiful to look at, the area is off limits to swimmers due to the extreme tidal pull.

In season it is the perfect area for viewing seals, bald eagles and marine birds.

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Reversing Falls

last snow
The last glacier. It was 86 degrees the day we were here. In March!

beached and broken boat
High tide.

Shells are everywhere around here, even in the woods!

 This map is provided for the overhead view of the falls. Click on 'view larger map' below to see how the falls look from the air.

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How to get here: Rt 1 north to Pembroke. Turn right between the Post Office and the gas station. At the stop sign go right. Immediately up the hill, turn left at the IOOC building. Stay on this road (correct, none of them have signs) for 3.2 miles until you see a hand-lettered 'FALLS --->' sign. Turn onto this road. (If you miss the turn and the road turns to dirt, you've gone too far) You will pass a cemetery on your right. At the end of this road turn left and follow road into park. Take the left fork for the best views.

Add this onto your trip to Eastport or Lubec!

(Why Maine does not label its road with signs- if you don't know where you are you don't belong here.)

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

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