Reversing Falls Park, Pembroke

#39 of 80 in Parks in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Reversing Falls Park is a municipal park in Pembroke, Maine. It is located at Mahar Point, the northern point of a narrows separating Dennys Bay from Cobscook Bay in far eastern Maine. The narrows are subject to a reversal of current twice a day, owing to the area's unusually high tides. In addition to viewing this action, the park is also well suited for wildlife viewing.
The area in the park vicinity is also archaeologically sensitive, as the site of Native American settlements in the area's prehistory. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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  • This was a very lovely spot to watch the water whirling! I wished we had brought up a picnic lunch and it would have been great if there was a bathroom there. But other than that, it was a great...  more »
  • Great spot to spend a few hours with my preschoolers and teenagers. We went as the tide was coming in and were able to see the rapids. The kids climbed on the rocks and we walked on one of the...  more »
  • Beautiful tidal falls. You must pay attention to the tide in order to appreciate this spot. At either high or low tide the water is still. You can watch the current slow, quiet, and switch directions at the tide change. Within 2-3 hours of peak tides the water is forcefully rushing either out to the ocean or back into the cove. It rises and falls 17ft each day. We saw several seals, cormorants, and a porcupine. Loads of wild Maine blueberries in August. Great stop for a family picnic.
  • Not so much a park as public space, but a lovely place to spend time in nature enjoying the fast flowing waters moving in multiple directions. Google the tide times and try to time your visit for high or low tide to see the water direction reverse. Bring some food to enjoy to pass the time while the tide changes.

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