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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

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Quiet beautiful nature

This was the highlight of our trip to Maine. We enjoyed Schoodic much more than other parts of Acadia which were much more crowded with tourists.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Al K
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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a rainy day, we drove from Bar Harbor to the Schoodic Peninsula in about 2 hours +(including a stop for a fresh lobster lunch). Peninsula area was really nice; trip there was pretty average. We did not spend the time necessary to do more than a drive-by but you could sense there was a multitude of areas to explore.... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Maine. We enjoyed Schoodic much more than other parts of Acadia which were much more crowded with tourists.

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Thank Al K
Fair Play, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 10 days near and went into the park maybe 5 times. Each was a great experience. I will suggest that the bus system is going to be a bit slow, so a bike or car would be preferable... The Schoodic Point stop was the highlight for us. Great to watch the waves break on the rocks. Go in... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This year is my second visit to Schoodic Peninsula while vacationing in Bar Harbor. I love this park because the rocky shoreline is more accessible than some of Acadia Park. There is significantly less than and parking to see the sights is plentiful. This visit I swear I say a Bald Eagle fly over my head at treetop level. Schoodic... More 

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Thank Alain L
Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About an hours drive from "downtown" Bar Harbor lies Winter Harbor and an incredibly beautiful drive when you turn off ME-186 to Schoodic Loop Road. At the end of the road, that will have you stopping at each an every turn to enjoy spectacular coastal views, you will find Schoodic Point. If you enjoy earth science and or geology this... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Schoodic Peninsula is an easy car trip from Bar Harbor, and is part of the Acadia National Park. There is a loop road which provides a number of stops to view the amazing Maine coast. The road also provides access to number of hiking trails.

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Thank RichmondRoadtripper
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and unspoiled part of Acadia National Park. Stayed at the new NPS campground and it was beautiful - clean and modern bathrooms on each loop (no showers yet - but that's standard for NPS campgrounds), well groomed paths to the amphitheater, and even WiFi! People should note that Bar Harbor is an hour away - that was a plus... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole area of this park is very quiet and peaceful, especially compared to the hustle and craziness that surrounds the main portion of Acadia NP on Mt Desert Island. Many hiking trails, little traffic, many spots to pull off and enjoy a fantastic view, all make this a cant miss stop.

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Thank Jonathan K
Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Schoodic Peninsula holds the quiet side of Acadia National Park on the mainland over by Winter Harbor far away from the beaten path of the Loop Road on MDI. Entry to the park on the peninsula is on a scenic roadway with many turnoffs for enjoying the views and taking photos. The terrain is rugged with many granite headlands,... More 

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schoodic Peninsula is a great place to stay, quieter than Mt. Desert Island and still beautiful scenery. The camp ground is fantastic, clean and well kept. Only issue is no showers! The closest shower in Winter Harbor was at a B&B and they wanted $10 per person! We ended driving over an hour to the quarter showers outside Black Woods... More 

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