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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Totally scenic!

I loved all of my travels through Acadia downeast. Very quiet and picturesque. The drive on the loop was scenic and lovely. Waves, lighthouse on an island, and nature at its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved all of my travels through Acadia downeast. Very quiet and picturesque. The drive on the loop was scenic and lovely. Waves, lighthouse on an island, and nature at its best. Prospect Harbor hosted us at at a B&B named Elsa's on the Harbor and that was wonderful. There isn't much going on, but I totally enjoyed that the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandson is working at Schoodic Head as a winter host and we visited him to celebrate his birthday. But, we got the real present. Lots of beautiful, freshly fallen snow (there was a blizzard a few days prior to our arrival) glistening in brilliant sunlight. Yes, it was cold and it was spectacularly beautiful. During the day, we hiked... More 

Thank PDPR
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Schoodic Peninsula is part of Acadia National Park but it is a 45 minute drive to the other side of Frenchman Bay near the town of Winter Harbor. If you need some solitude from Acadia NP busy roads this is the place to go. Few people and lots of unspoiled Maine coast

2 Thank Canyonlands2008
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Beautiful place! The ocean views are spectacular! Picnic on rocks overlooking the ocean! Find a spot and just watch the surf . Whatever you do there Schoodic Point will become a favorite place to go !

1 Thank MLF1948
Winter Harbor, Maine
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

The Schoodic Peninsula is a beautiful place to be , particularly during summer and fall. Good camping, rock climbing, wooded trails, lobster eating and neat galleries offering local and even international art and hand crafts. The arts and lobster festival during August are great family fun as well.

1 Thank WOHWHA
Scarborough, Maine
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Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

we decided we wanted to go to winter harbor while we were up that way. amazing...we drove to the peninsula. had never been there before. the surf was amazing. got lots of pics of waves. also, saw 4 lighthouses. I loved that. we will definitely go back there.

1 Thank dianaonacki
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is a nice side trip about 20 miles east of Hancock (follow the signs for Schoodic Point). It is about 20 mins from the jct of Route 1 and the Bar Harbor cut off. The scenic drive is a one-way road around the point right next to the water.

2 Thank SylRickTraveler
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

I had never been here - friends found it. An hour away from Bar Harbor- well worth the hour ride over. We did a lot of walking, then down to see high tide coming in the rocks. A new visitor center and campground were worth seeing- to think about camping there next year.

1 Thank kafiagirl
Saint Louis, Missouri
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

It is well worth the drive over to the eastern section of Acadia National Park to see the Schoodic Peninsula. Get away form the crowds of tourists and enjoy the solitude and coastal beauty along the way. There are plenty of pullout views of the rocky seacoast & the views are particularly good near sunset.

1 Thank JimSTL1021
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276 reviews
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

This area is beautiful! The fall colors were gorgeous and the constantly changing vistas were amazing. We drove leisurely, stopping frequently to take in all the views. The road has two lanes, both the same direction, so any cars going faster can easily pass you if they need to. The ferry stop has restrooms and picnic tables. Just after that... More 

1 Thank NieSam

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