In a state with 3,478 miles of gorgeous coastline, you might assume that a visit to the beach is the best way to cool down this summer. But, in Maine, there are so many choices it’s easy to try something new each weekend. We like to switch between lakes, rivers, and beaches. But when we’re looking for something truly unique it’s a swimming hole we want! Step Falls Waterfall is so much more than just that. It features an actual water slide formed by mother nature.

And for an idea of what’s in store, check out this fun video!

We love this place and think you will too. But if you’re looking for something that’s a little tamer, consider just heading to one of the state’s beautiful swimming holes. This natural swimming hole in Maine will take you back to the good ole days!

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Natural Wonders in Maine

Does Maine have any natural wonders?

Maine has a lot of natural wonders worth exploring. Here are a few to start with the next time you're in search of an adventure:

  • Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park: This beauty is one of the most astounding natural wonders in the state. Time your visit for when the waves crash among the rocks and you'll hear a thunderous sound as air is forced out.
  • Bubble Rock, Bubble Mountain in Acadia National Park: Seemingly teetering on the brink of falling over the cliff, this glacial erratic, which was brought from hundreds of miles by Ice Age glaciers, offers a fun photo op.
  • Jasper Beach, Machiasport: Rather than sand, this beautiful coastal beach features unique pebbles. Visit for a chance to spot fun colors and shapes. Even more special is the "singing" you'll hear from the rocks each time the water comes in and goes out.
  • Piazza Rock, near Rangeley: This huge rock is perched in the woods at such a strange position you'll think it will fall any moment.


To see even more beauty, take the natural wonders road trip through Maine!

Are there any good swimming holes in Maine?

There are quite a few great swimming holes to visit in Maine. Some of the best include:


For more great ways to cool down in the water in Maine check out these waterfall swimming holes located throughout the state.

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