Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park, Maine


Schoodic Peninsula is part of Acadia National Park and is about an hour drive from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Schoodic Peninsula is one of the less crowded areas of the Park with spectacular and unforgettable views of huge waves crashing onto the colored rocks covered coastline. This is the only part of the Park on the main land that can be easily accessed by road. After passing Winter Harbor town, this 11 mile one-way scenic loop road goes all around the Peninsula that runs parallel to the ocean and offers many attractive pullovers.

These photos are from our two day visit to Acadia National Park in mid September 2012.

  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Seagull at Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Anvil Trail, Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Anvil Trail, Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Winter Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Winter Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Schoodic Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine

Best things to do

  • Drive alongside the beautiful ocean on the Schoodic Peninsula loop road. The scenic and relaxed drive offers many pullovers with stunning views of the ocean, crashing and splashing big waves, rocky beaches and tide pools, pink granite and boulders covered coastline, forested islands, lighthouses, seabirds, and most importantly, opens up for spectacular sunsets as well as sunrises. 
  • Enjoy hiking the Anvil Trail. This 2 mile out and back trail is located near Winter Harbor on Schoodic loop road and is rated as moderate. The hike opens up to a beautiful forest, ocean views and a chance to see wildlife
  • Relax and relish the breathtaking view of the ocean at Schoodic Point. Schoodic Point is the southern tip of the Schoodic Peninsula and is totally exposed to ocean waves. It is really amazing to view the pounding waves during the rough seas as well as the stunning views of Cadillac Mountain to the West. Walk around the magnificent colored rocks and boulders and enjoy the breeze.
  • Appreciate the colorful and various size boats at Winter Harbor, the harbor that is not freezing over in winter. Winter Harbor is an attractive port for the local fishermen 
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18 comments

  1. The pictures are so inviting…well shared , Jyothi!

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  2. Great post, we were actually supposed to travel to Maine last fall but then Covid hit and here we are! We will get there one day, thanks for the info

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  3. These are gorgeous shots, Jyothi! This is on our bucket list, hopefully in next 2-3 years. πŸ™‚

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  4. Great pictures. I love how rugged the landscape is in Acadia and its close proximity to the ocean. We’ve been visiting every Spring for the past few years, I can’t wait to return when this pandemic is all over.

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  5. Great images, Jothi! Maine was nothing like I expected. I’d definitely like to return. Hope your weekend is going well! 🌞

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  6. Looks spectacular, Jyothi ~ thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  7. Beautiful photos, they invite me to come visit! 😊🌟😊

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  8. Beautiful photos! We love staying on the Schoodic Peninsula. It is so beautiful without all of the crowds. We enjoy staying at Schoodic Woods campground. The Schoodic Institute Junior Ranger Programs are incredible. We also love to go tide pooling at Schoodic Point at low tide. It’s all incredible! https://theadventuredetour.com/quiet-side-of-acadia-schoodic-peninsula/

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