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Schoodic Peninsula

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Lobster fishing villages, beautiful scenery, wonderful little galleries, good food.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Winter Harbor, Maine
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Winter Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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.

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 25 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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