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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2078019444

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Beautiful fall drive

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank SylRickTraveler
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank kafiagirl
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank JimSTL1021
Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank NieSam
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the bright yellow Schoodic Ferry with your bikes (we rented for the day) to Winter Bay and then bike around the peninsula. This is a great break from the crowds, a nice bike ride, and the point is breathtaking. Either take a picnic or stop at the outdoor stand at JM Gerrish for a lobster roll or hot dog.... More 

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Thank Beth J
Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were renting a house in Hancock and decided to drive the 20-30 minutes to Schoodic Peninsula since we had heard such great reviews; we were so happy that we did! Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but also the crowds were non-existent. We were able to drive as slowly as we wanted to take in the... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took a ride to Schoodic Peninsula on a rainy day. Took around an hour from Bar Harbor to get there. We went in late Oct. so mostly everything was closed however we did take in the 5 & 10 in Winter Harbor, interesting store. I could only imagine the great views one would get looking back over to Bar... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here before we got to the main part of the park, and I'm glad we did. There was hardly anybody in the park. Unfortunately the visitor center was closed, so we weren't able to learn as much about this part of the park as we would have liked. The hike out to the rocks was nice and not... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Few Acadia visitors make it to the Schoodic so it provide relief from summer crowds. Good camping, but not nearly as many recreational activities. Excellent bird watching at the point. Good interpretive signs there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

There isn't much to say. Yes it's an amazing ocean view and all, but the views from higher elevation and at points more southern on the island are SO much better. Spend your time elsewhere after you stop and see this place for five minutes.

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