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Schoodic Peninsula

Acadia National Park, ME
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South Florida, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One can pull over and enjoy the ocean views, pink granite rocks, ducks bobbing in the ocean, the salt air, or tidal pools almost at will without paying a park entrance fee. A 2.8 mile hike on the Schoodic Head loop trail (easy to moderate) will take under 2 hours, and scrambling on the pink granite rocks or listening to... More

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Biglerville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having visited Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park frequently we were well aware of its beauty and charm. On our last visit we decided to explore the mainland part of Acadia-the Schoodic Peninsula. What a beautiful part of the park!!! I wish we had visited before now. It consists of the trees and water beauty we were used to seeing... More

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Schoodic was my family's favorite part of our Acadia vacation. The views are absolutely breathtaking. There was only one picnic area at the beginning of the loop around Schoodic, which is not long at all, so we did one loop and then returned to the picnic area. My boys love fishing so we had our fishing poles with us. They... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are looking for the most spectacular Maine Coastline scenic views, this is where you need to come. If you visit Acadia & don't come to Schoodic Peninsula, well . . . you blew it, buddy!

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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On a visit to Bar Harbor we made several visits to Cadillac Mountain - because that is what you do there. Perusing the books and pamphlets I found mention of Schoodic Peninsula, so we set off to see what it was like. It is SPECTACULAR - not nearly as big as Cadillac Mountain but every bit as interesting scenic views,... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Misty/foggy vistas of the rest of the Mt.Desert Island Park and the Atlantic that open up with sun and wind as the day progresses. Beautiful marshes, nice areas for picnicking and sight seeing. Not the grind that the rest of Acadia National Park can be in the summer tourist season. Rest area, picnic tables, and great views are what you... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A wonderful respit from Mt Desert - the coastline is gorgeous and the villages are real working fishing towns. We met more people wiling to chat with us here than in 10 days in Acadia.

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Tyngsboro, Ma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The very quietest corner of Acadia National Park. Reachable by a pleasant ride on the "Bob Ferry" leaving from Bar Harbor Inn. (Bob is the resident ferry dog). Very nice place for a day's biking with spectacular sea views. Also a stop at the Pickled Wrinkle pub in Birch Harbor is not to be missed for seafood chowder.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely, lovely wild place. A rocky peninsula with about a six-mile two lane loop road. Just like Acadia only wilder, much more deserted (like Acadia before 9AM). It's a bit out of the way. I'd say when going to or from Acadia by car you have to go through Ellsworth so head North from there and get up to Schoodic.... More

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Forked River NJ
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a remote section of Acadia National Park. It is a unique area with the black basalt rock formations within the pink granite. If you love rocks and geology, this is a great place to explore. (lot of tide pools too!) We went twice during our visit to Bar Harbor. It's about an hour drive to get to Winter... More

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