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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Autumn Visit To Acadia National Park

The road around Schoodic Peninsula was recommended as one offering a different perspective to Mt. Desert Island and is part of Acadia National Park most people miss. The views of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Roger B
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The road around Schoodic Peninsula was recommended as one offering a different perspective to Mt. Desert Island and is part of Acadia National Park most people miss. The views of the bays and islands seen from Schoodic Peninsula are different from those on Mt. Desert Island. A hidden gem with no traffic.

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1 Thank Roger B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Kind of out of the way but stop here to see natural beauty at it's best. This is across Frenchman's Bay. We drove since I don't know if ferries run this late in the season. Pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors!

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Thank Cathy S
Vail, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Schoodic Peninsula is not part of the main portion of Acadia National Park, which makes it much less crowded. We enjoy lighthouses, so the few we saw were enjoyable. We didn't see any sea birds that weren't over on MDI. The campground was closed during our visit along with the visitor center, the floating dock had been taken out, and... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is the quiet side of Acadia National Park but there are two lighthouses to see and wonderful views. Definitely worth it.

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Thank Burt S
St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Oh how we love this side of Acadia...been visiting that part of Maine since 1959. BUT oh my gosh, we are concerned it is going to change because beautiful things have happened there, and the public is going to find out! The new camp ground is state of the art. The old Navy Base has been turned into a learning... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The new NPS campground at Schoodic Woods is a great place to stay while visiting the lesser-known Schoodic region of Acadia National Park. Facilities are brand new and very impressive. The new gravel bike paths connect directly to the campground.

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1 Thank Greg W
Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Let me be the first to review this brand new facility. There are 94 campsites, some are for RV's with water and electric hookups, some drive through and some back in. All are level and huge, Our RV site at least 80 feet long. We could easily fit 2 more 30 foot campers on this site with us. We have... More 

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a great out-of-the-way place to visit when you come to Acadia National Park. It is off the island but well worth the drive.

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Lowell, MA
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We decided to drive through the park on a whim one foggy morning and were glad we did! Though the fog waxed and waned we were treated to beautiful views all around the peninsula of the forest right to the rocky Maine coast. We were limited to the car this time but plan to return for the scenery afforded on... More 

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Fishkill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

First let me tell you the good.This is a very nice campground [not quite finished,only 30 sites open out of 90] Most sites have a reasonable amount of privacy,theres 2 sections A & B.A sites are smaller for tents, pop ups and smaller trailers. B section the sites are larger,most are pull thru and they will accept very large motor... More 

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