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Schoodic Peninsula

Acadia National Park, ME
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Suburban Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Schoodic Peninsula is about an hour from Mount Desert Island but well worth the drive. We went on Saturday, figuring that since the park was packed on Friday, Saturday would be ridiculous. The drive to Schoodic is beautiful coastal Maine and once you begin the one way Park Drive, it is just prettier. Go to the Point as well,... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I visited Acadia on Mt Desert in May for several days and had decided to skip Schoodic Peninsula due to enjoying ourselves so much on Mt Desert. Fortunately we ran across a couple at Eagle Lake that told us that we could not miss seeing Schoodic. They even looked up the tide chart and told us we... More

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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am so glad we heard about this place!! Acadia on Mt. Desert island is beautiful, without a doubt, but it gets SO crowded!! Schoodic Peninsula is part of Acadia National Park, but is roughly an hours drive away from Bar Harbor, but well worth it!! These views are like something out of a postcard, but very few people seem... More

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Lilburn, Georgia
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Most people who come to Acadia National Park just go to Mt. Desert Island, but if you want to enjoy the views without crowds, take the time to drive over to the Schoodic Peninsula. We rode our bikes around most of the loop that you can take, and then caught the free bus for the last few miles (and big... More

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Webster, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Schoodic Peninsula was recommended by people that we met in Ellsworth and we were happily surprised. It is a few miles from the main park but well worth the drive. About 5 miles of scenic one-way park road offers ocean views at every turn. Two lanes means bicyclers can ride almost completely uninterrupted by the rare auto that shares the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a lovely location with beautiful views and huge rocks that go right down to the water! Many people were enjoying walking on the rocks and enjoying the views. Definitely worth a trip to Schoodic Point!

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Auburn, NH
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Schoodic peninsula was well worth the drive. Like in the Bar Harbor portion of the park, there is breath-taking scenery, but here it is without the crowds of Bar Harbor. We felt like we had the road here to ourselves. It made for a really enjoyable, relaxing morning of sight-seeing.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This part of Acadia is peaceful and not crowded. Just a 6 mile drive the sights are rugged and inspiring. On our drive we watched a porcupine waddle across the road. Awesome! We drove up a stone road to Schoodic Head, the high point of the peninsula. There is also an old Army barracks that has been turned into a... More

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NJ
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169 reviews 169 reviews
54 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We took a drive from Bar Harbor on a cloudy day. It is about an hour's drive from Bar Harbor. There is a park loop road with many scenic overlooks to stop at. The peninsula point views were breath taking. It was very quiet here. We only saw a few other visitors. I would say if you have the time... More

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