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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

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Peaceful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jonathan K
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful! Breathtaking. The campground is amazing, very clean and organized. Loved everything abt it.

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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Acadia's "other" side is a must! We loved walking the rocky coast, jumping the huge rocks, and the hiking on Anvil trail. No crowds and no traffic!

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as the sites themselves, nothing near Mt Desert compares to this if you're looking for ANY kind of privacy. There are some very private sites here and, once it gets dark, you are nicely secluded and free to look at the open, star filled skies. There are some really nice hikes right around Schoodic and you'll get beautiful... More 

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Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive on the loop road (one-way) is beautiful and peaceful. Schoodic Point is a wonderful place to experience the rocky coast of Maine while seeing and hearing the waves crash up on the rocks. Beautiful scenes in whatever direction you look! A must do if you go to Acadia National Park.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the road to Schoodic Point, we saw a turnoff to Schoodic Head. It was a gravel road that turned and twisted up the mountain. There is a view through the trees when you get to the top. Then turn left after you come down the mountain and you arrive at the parking area for Schoodic Point.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Schoodic. To be fair, have yet to see the rest of Acadia, made it to Bar Harbor but not into the park on that side. I love Schoodic because of its history as a navy communication station and because it is the least crowded national park I have ever been to. Beautiful views, hikes, and beaches, a brand new... More 

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