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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

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The shores of Schoodic are wonderful! When we first arrived it was fogged in. It was a really neat experience. As we explored on the huge rocks that made up the shore, the fog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Melissa_A26
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The shores of Schoodic are wonderful! When we first arrived it was fogged in. It was a really neat experience. As we explored on the huge rocks that made up the shore, the fog gently rolled back out to sea. We spent a few hours just taking in the ocean and the waves crashing against the shoreline. The lobster boats... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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304 attraction reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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