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“Hidden Gem!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Schoodic Peninsula

Schoodic Peninsula
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Belfast, Maine
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“Hidden Gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I live in Maine for 34 yrs and walk the trails in Acadia 2 -3 times per week in the summer. How did we miss this beautiful gem!!! While there we hiked up a trail to Overlook...it is spectacular..afterwards, we sat by the ocean at Frazer's rest area and had a picnic. What Schoodic gives us is the closeness to the ocean that you don't get in Acadia. It is so pristine quiet and beautiful. No wonder artist likes it . The loop is easy to drive and walk around...no fees. There are many turnouts so one can enjoy views of the sea and rocks and if you like to explore this is great for families.
The weather was perfect even with a little wind. If you like climbing rocks by the ocean, this is the place. This is a gem of a place that is worth the drive and will be added to the list of our favorite places to visit in Maine. My one problem was ..we forgot our camera.

Visited June 2013
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“The "other Arcadia"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Not as many people visit Schoodic Peninsular as it requires an hour ride out of Ellsworth to find the "other Arcadia National Park. It is well worth the trip, less crowded in high season and offers the same beauty as the Big Sister in Bar Harbor. Visit when the tide is coming as as the waves create some pretty impressive displays of power against the rock. look for out of the way places to have enjoy a seafood lunch..usually right on the water and less expensive. There is an RV park, a large public picnic area and plenty of places to pull over and take a picture. Hiking trails, of course, and lost of rocks to climb upon. Take a day and build some memories without the crowd.

Visited September 2012
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Gouldsboro, Maine
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“The road less taken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Schoodic is 8 miles from Acadia National Park's tourist magnet on Mount Desert Island -- as the herring gull flies across Frenchman Bay. It's 45 miles (each way) by car from MDI. As a result, it's relatively deserted: 250,000 visitors a year versus almost 2 million for MDI. I live just down the road and go to Schoodic three or four times a month. The surf there can be phenomenal.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney Australia
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“Scootin' Around Schoodic !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

On an overcast Sunday we did the drive around the Peninsula and were very impressed with both the drive and the views ! With no crowds it was just us and the elements and it was a leisurely way to spend the day. Better weather would have been a plus but the wind swept and craggy coves we visited were a highlight .The only downside was the signposting was a little bit deficient but that was probably the locals protecting their bit of paradise but overall while in the Acadia NP part of the world it is well worth the time and effort to do the drive !! Go and Enjoy !

Visited November 2012
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Brewer, Maine
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Awesome is overly used but this is really what the point is when there is high tide and some waves. Too dangeraous during a storm but there is no experience like siting on the rock on a warm sunny day with the huge ocean waves braking all around

Visited August 2012
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