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.