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Schoodic Peninsula

Address: Acadia National Park, ME
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Type: Neighborhoods, Resort Communities, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Neighborhoods, Resort Communities, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great example of volcanic intrusion that formed dikes in the pink basalt. Can only see exterior of lighthouse.

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Less busy than Mount Desert Island. Some great views the Mark Island Lighthouse and the Point. Very relaxing area of the park.

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CT
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Pristine and quiet portion of the park. We went on a cold, rainy day, and no one was around. Not a ton of places to go but the views were spectacular despite the weather. We couldn't see Cadillac Mountain with all the fog. But the surf crashing on the rocks was amazing. There is a small campus where school students... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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505 reviews 505 reviews
275 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I am glad we got to see this side of Acadia but there isn't much doing here. The views of the rocks and the sea are wonderful. The towns around this area are small and consist of fisherman and their families. The area that houses the museum was once used by the US Navy as a radio communication station. There... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Don't go here if you want high cliff views. But for walking on rocks along the shore it is great. Also less crowded area of Acadia. We drove up to the summit on the gravel road and there is a view of Cadillac Mtn but not that great. We walked around a little on a side trail, but too many... More 

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New York City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent place to cycle for those a bit traffic shy as the two lane, one way road for most of the loop allows for a decent cushion between the cyclists and traffic. Year round bathroom at the base of the education/research center.

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Troy, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

An experience not to be missed. Rent a bike or bring your own and cycle around the peninsula. We went back the next day in the car to spend more time in the places we particularly enjoyed. Wonderful scenery, safe cycling - amazing.

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South Florida, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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