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Schoodic Peninsula

Acadia National Park, ME
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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Incredible scenery, perfect weather, excellent lobster, great hikes, peaceful getaway, can't wait to return!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Everything about it is wonderful: incredibly scenic drive, waiting for the amazing sunset while watching porpoises at the Schoodic point or seeing the waves crash on the rocks. Great area for triathlon training or simply any of swimming, biking and running. Not crowded at all. Magical trails (they seemed to come out of a fairy tale or a Miyazaki movie... More

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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I spent the day on Schoodic Point, stopping and hiking at many different locations. The skies were overcast and it eventually rained, but the poor weather did not dampen my appreciation for the beauty of this place. There were few tourists, and I don't think the weather was the explanation - it's a distance from Mount Desert Island (and Deer... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent 10 days in the Acadia area (after an overnight in the midcoast area and 3 nights in Lubec), staying in Bar Harbor and on Tunk Lake. During the latter half of the trip, we made the trip to Schoodic, as the tropical storm was making its way toward us. Schoodic is definitely the quiet part of Acadia. It's... More

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