Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula

Come visit, Acadia National Park, located on the Schoodic Peninsula. Located at the southern end of the Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park highlights include Frazer Point, Schoodic Head, the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC), Schoodic Point and Park road a 6 mile one-way road that loops through the park, offering breath taking views of the Atlantic ocean. Activities in the park include biking, hiking and picknicking. View a printable map here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Schoodic section of Acadia National Park covers over 2,000 acres of wild forest set along the crashing surf of Frenchman Bay. As you enter the park your first stop is Frazer Point. Frazer point is a great place for a summer picnic or lunch. You can take a short walk to the public pier, in the distance you’ll see the town of Winter Harbor. Frazer Point is a great place to view the working lobster boats as the fisherman make their way around the harbor.  If you’re a photographer grab your camera and zoom lens and set your sites to the south for a picture of the Winter Harbor Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a popular photo. Public restrooms are available at Frazer Point.

Park road is a one-way route through the park with beautiful views of the Frenchman’s Bay. On your way to Schoodic Point you’ll see the crashing surf off to your right. There are many turn-offs where you can stop the car, take pictures or just breath in the Maine coast air. There are great views of Mount Desert Island off in the distance.

Schoodic Head is half way between Frazer Point and Schoodic Point. Turn left on an unmarked dirt road. Follow the winding road up a gentle incline to the highest point in the park. Here you can get out, walk around and take in the massive ocean surroundings. Note*  the
road up to Schoodic Head is closed to RVs, buses, and trailers.

Schoodic Point located at the end of the Peninsula has an area to park your car and a restroom facility. This is the best spot on the Peninsula to view sea birds and experience the crashing surf of the Atlantic. Bring your camera, drawing or art supplies as the scenes from the point are unmatched. The locals come to the Point year round to take in the magnificent views, the peace and serenity of Schoodic Point. If you just want to get away, this is the spot.

SERC short for The Schoodic Education and Research Center is the research and learning center arm of Acadia National Park. The center is managed by Acadia Partners for Science and Learning. The center expands the scientific research within the park. The public is invited to visit the campus, as there are many activities, events, programs and workshops running throughout the year. The SERC campus is accessible by turning left on the way out from Schoodic Point.

As you exit the park you’ll pass through Birch Harbor, one of our small seaside villages. You can then continue on to Winter Harbor by turning left at the stop sign or turn right to visit Prospect Harbor and the quaint seaside village of Corea.

 

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