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
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
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