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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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the quiet side of Acadia National Park

Schoodic Peninsula is part of Acadia National Park but it is a 45 minute drive to the other side of Frenchman Bay near the town of Winter Harbor. If you need some solitude from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Schoodic Peninsula is part of Acadia National Park but it is a 45 minute drive to the other side of Frenchman Bay near the town of Winter Harbor. If you need some solitude from Acadia NP busy roads this is the place to go. Few people and lots of unspoiled Maine coast

Thank Canyonlands2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place! The ocean views are spectacular! Picnic on rocks overlooking the ocean! Find a spot and just watch the surf . Whatever you do there Schoodic Point will become a favorite place to go !

1 Thank MLF1948
Winter Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Schoodic Peninsula is a beautiful place to be , particularly during summer and fall. Good camping, rock climbing, wooded trails, lobster eating and neat galleries offering local and even international art and hand crafts. The arts and lobster festival during August are great family fun as well.

Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

we decided we wanted to go to winter harbor while we were up that way. amazing...we drove to the peninsula. had never been there before. the surf was amazing. got lots of pics of waves. also, saw 4 lighthouses. I loved that. we will definitely go back there.

Thank dianaonacki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a nice side trip about 20 miles east of Hancock (follow the signs for Schoodic Point). It is about 20 mins from the jct of Route 1 and the Bar Harbor cut off. The scenic drive is a one-way road around the point right next to the water.

Thank SylRickTraveler
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had never been here - friends found it. An hour away from Bar Harbor- well worth the hour ride over. We did a lot of walking, then down to see high tide coming in the rocks. A new visitor center and campground were worth seeing- to think about camping there next year.

1 Thank kafiagirl
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is well worth the drive over to the eastern section of Acadia National Park to see the Schoodic Peninsula. Get away form the crowds of tourists and enjoy the solitude and coastal beauty along the way. There are plenty of pullout views of the rocky seacoast & the views are particularly good near sunset.

1 Thank JimSTL1021
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This area is beautiful! The fall colors were gorgeous and the constantly changing vistas were amazing. We drove leisurely, stopping frequently to take in all the views. The road has two lanes, both the same direction, so any cars going faster can easily pass you if they need to. The ferry stop has restrooms and picnic tables. Just after that... More 

1 Thank NieSam
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Take the bright yellow Schoodic Ferry with your bikes (we rented for the day) to Winter Bay and then bike around the peninsula. This is a great break from the crowds, a nice bike ride, and the point is breathtaking. Either take a picnic or stop at the outdoor stand at JM Gerrish for a lobster roll or hot dog.... More 

1 Thank Beth J
Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My friend and I were renting a house in Hancock and decided to drive the 20-30 minutes to Schoodic Peninsula since we had heard such great reviews; we were so happy that we did! Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but also the crowds were non-existent. We were able to drive as slowly as we wanted to take in the... More 

1 Thank Kiki001122

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