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Cool and Quiet

Very enjoyable area, much less busy but beautiful! Very windy our at the point while we were there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laurel, Maryland
go if you have time

very different perspective than from bar Harbor. beautiful to sit on the rocks and chill. if... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable area, much less busy but beautiful! Very windy our at the point while we were there. We enjoyed exploring...

Thank hagemannj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very different perspective than from bar Harbor. beautiful to sit on the rocks and chill. if possible bring chairs and a cooler.

Thank rmvafal
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Much less crowded than the main part of the park but well worth the drive. Great views all along the ocean front.

Thank sndovale
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The amount of people and traffic in Acadia NP near Bar Harbor can be a bit overwhelming. We took two side trips to Schoodic Peninsula and thoroughly enjoyed this calm and less traveled area of the park. There is a nice driving loop with lots...More

Thank tmf7150
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We visited Arcadia National Park on Desert Island, but a Park Ranger recommended visiting Schoodic Peninsula. It takes an hour to get there, but it was worth the trip. Make a stop at Frazer Pond and more stops along the one-way road around the peninsula...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Schoodic Peninsula was cool to see but not worth the drive for us. We stayed in Bar Harbor and did a lot of hiking over three days in Acadia. One afternoon we finished hiking early and drove over to Schoodic. It was a much further...More

Thank audra112018
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We visited on a dreary rainy day, so did not get to spend the time we really wanted to. Scenery is equally beautiful to the mainland part of the park, just different.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Rural, less visited side of the park, there is a one way loop around the peninsula which hugs the rocky shoreline. Not much for services there so bring a picnic.

Thank Christine G
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Schoodic Peninsula. The waves are dramatic and beautiful crashing against the rocks. There are not nearly as many people on this side. Lovely hikes that give you a great view. Next time we come , I’d like to stay...More

Thank cathycu2015
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Wonderful campground, with bus ride to schoodic point! What a view.......five stars. We had a large camp spot with electric book up. Clean restrooms and large information center.

Thank parman55
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from registerednurse46 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer your question about the birds wegoustay....there are a few trails easily accessible at Schoodic Peninsula so I would say bring your binoculars to watch for birds!
July 15, 2018|
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Response from pambender604 | Reviewed this property |
There are no bike rental place on Schoodic peninsula, We brought our bikes to Schoodic peninsula from Bar Harbor via a ferry. It was a one hour ride, but SO beautiful and scenic!! Once on Schoodic point, we rode our bikes... More
Shelly Z
April 25, 2018|
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Response from thomasntash |
Birch Harbor (right near the Schoodic entrance) is a wonderful place to see lobster and fishermen and women in a scenic setting with the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse in the backdrop. You can drive RVs through the Schoodic... More