Acadia National Park Milky Way/Night Photography Hot Spot Location

Thunder Hole Acadia National Park Milky Way Dark Sky Location

We came across some people who beat us to the best spot to shoot the milky way in Maine. This might be one of the best locations for milky way photography in this park. We, being professional photographers, did not interfere, walk in front of, disturb, distract, squeeze in, shoot next to, ask how long they will be, tell them to move over it is a public place, shine our flashlights on them, shine our flashlights near them, try to take pictures by their side, disrupt them, try to talk to them or anything else! Hey, if you guys see this, we need a good header for this page if you would like to share your images. 🙂

Since we left you alone, we did not get a great shot. That is what happens when you are a professional photographer who practices respect.

Acadia National Park is a National Park located in the U.S. state of Maine. It reserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast. Initially created as Lafayette National Park in 1919, the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River, it was renamed Acadia in 1929.

Thunder Hole is an inlet that is naturally carved out of the rocks. The water rolls into the inlet and is forced into a cavern, and when it rushes out, it gives a massive bang like a clap of thunder.   The water can come out and go as much as 40 feet into the air.  When you come around the corner to Thunder Hole, you should roll your window down so you can listen to nature talking to you as you approach.

Acadia National Park Milky Way

We can tell you that this whole park is one of the most incredible places in the USA. If you would like to do photography morning to night for days in a row, put this on your bucket list. It doesn’t get much better than this. It is one of the best milk way photography hot spots on the planet earth. This is one of the darkest locations on the east coast and prime milky way territory. You can stargaze here without any effort to locate the milk way. It is screaming at you where ever you go.

Extra Eyes Photo Tours will take you to all of the hidden locations and take you out to do milky way photography on their photo tour. It’s a great tour. See the details here

If you are looking to leave here and head to another northern location, read all about our journey from Acadia National Park, Maine to Fundy Trail, Canada. It is an incredible journey. >Read more here.