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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

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Great Rainy Day Destination

There is a great destination for the inevitable day when it's just too wet to hike. A couple of... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hidden Gem on Schoodic Side

We kind of happened upon this and we were glad we did. Very friendly staff to give tour and... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
West Seneca, New York
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Schoodic Institute is based within Acadia National Park in a bold physical and inspirational location at Schoodic Point. The Institute supports science and education initiatives throughout the Park and the region and partners with the National Park...more
9 Atterbury Circle, Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-1310
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

There is a great destination for the inevitable day when it's just too wet to hike. A couple of rooms showcasing this station's history and a Navy intelligence listing station before the land was ceded to the park. About ahalf hour is all you need...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We kind of happened upon this and we were glad we did. Very friendly staff to give tour and information about park and Schoodic history. Awesome building - just like the stone bridges on the MDI side. Great architecture

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Super exhibits! Loved learning about the former Navy installation. Architecturally a beautiful building! Very helpful staff.

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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Have visited this institute a couple of times. Great history of the area, very helpful rangers, and varying displays of art by artist’s in residence.

Thank GramsBarb
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Never realized we had a navy "listening" post located here. Began 1935 and only closed in 2002. A large base. Good to visit to find out more about the history of the peninsula and it's flora and fauna. Foot trail off the back end.

Thank kwiltnmah
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Schoodic Institute tells the history of this part of Acadia National Park and updates on the current effort to keep it viable for present and future generations. Very interesting history of when the US Navy occupied the area as a security base. On campus is...More

Thank bobbrownson
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The area in general is gorgeous and not crowded. Besides the actual Point, the Institute campus is very pretty and has lots of naval history associated with it. Conferences, etc are held here. We went on a few trails. Sundew trail is not so easy...More

Thank travelerdebBaltimore
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We stopped here on a bike tour of the Schoodic peninsula. It's a very cool old building with a naval history. It's turned into a museum. The nest part was the lovely couple we met who are NPS volunteers every summer. They told us about...More

1  Thank mekopp
Reviewed June 12, 2018

What an amazing rescue of a former navy base- we could walk to Schoodic Point to watch the sun set. The free bus comes right by campus. The campus is stunning, great service and amenities. The little welcome center has a gift kiosk and some...More

Thank MamaMeg
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

On a windy and rainy day, it was absolutely fabulous, probably my favorite spot in Acadia. I'm not going to describe the views, because I can't. And yes there is a light house. And the Institute is a pretty piece of architecture too. Don't let...More

2  Thank Mkl1979
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