Schoodic Peninsula, Bar Harbor

4.8
#3 of 12 in Parks in Bar Harbor
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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The Schoodic Peninsula is a peninsula in Down East Maine. It is located four miles (6 km) east of Bar Harbor, Maine, as the crow flies. The Schoodic Peninsula contains 2,266 acres (9 km2), or approximately 5% of Acadia National Park. It includes the towns of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor. The peninsula has a rocky granite shoreline containing many volcanic dikes. The peninsula is home to the former United States Navy base, NSGA Winter Harbor, which has been converted into a National Park Service training center. A 3,300-acre (13 km2) resort development was proposed for land abutting Schoodic Peninsula's national park holdings to the north. An anonymous donor eventually bought the entire 3,200-acre tract and built the Schoodic Woods Campground and miles of gravel bike paths before donating all of it to Acadia National Park. Opening in 2015, Schoodic Woods is the newest campground in Acadia National Park, and the first built in the park since the original campgrounds were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression beginning in 1936. In the summer, the Schoodic peninsula is currently served by two separate ferry services from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor that run daily.
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  • I loved the Schoodic Peninsula and for me it was different enough and worth the drive from the main part of Acadia. There was ample parking and a restroom. 
    I loved the Schoodic Peninsula and for me it was different enough and worth the drive from the main part of Acadia. There was ample parking and a restroom.  more »
  • Fantastic ocean views. We brought a boxed lunch with us and found some rocks over the ocean to enjoy our meal with a beautiful view. Not too crowded. Restrooms available. 
    Fantastic ocean views. We brought a boxed lunch with us and found some rocks over the ocean to enjoy our meal with a beautiful view. Not too crowded. Restrooms available.  more »
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  • Stunning place and so much more peaceful than Acadia proper.
  • Beautiful place, incredible views

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