Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine

Schoodic Peninsula - Acadia

Schoodic Peninsula is the only section of Acadia National Park that is located on the mainland of Maine. Shared by the towns of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor, the peninsula is in a more secluded type setting. Spectacular panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and Mount Desert Island can be seen from Schoodic Head's 440 foot high point.

Schoodic Point, at the southern tip of the peninsula, has granite outcroppings, pounding surf, spruce, and unusual groupings of jack pine.

There is a picnic area at Frazer Point just before entering the one way park road. It provides tables, fire rings, restrooms, and drinking water as well as some very nice views of Winter Harbor, the coves, islands and rocky shores.

Schoodic Peninsula is approximately one hour's drive from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center on Mount Desert Island. During the summer, there is a paid ferry service between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor. Once in Winter Harbor, the Island Explorer bus service provides free transportation from the ferry terminal to the Schoodic section of the park. For ferry information call: 207.288.2984

Directions:
Go about 19 miles from Ellsworth on U.S. Route #1. In West Gouldsboro, take a right and head south on Route #186. Go approximately 6 miles to a right that leads to the Schoodic Park area. It will turn into a one way park road after about a mile.

Schoodic Park Entrance GPS:
Latitude 44.336629; Longitude -68.057280

For more detailed information about Schoodic Peninsula and on the Schoodic area of Acadia National Park, view the Schoodic Map or visit AcadiaMagic.com/schoodic.

 

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This crashing wave is at Schoodic Point.
This crashing wave is at Schoodic Point.

From the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island, you can see Schoodic Peninsula in the distance to the east.
From the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island, you can see Schoodic Peninsula in the distance to the east.


From Schoodic Peninsula, you have a great view of the distant mountains of Mount Desert Island.
From Schoodic Peninsula, you have a great view of the distant mountains of Mount Desert Island.

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