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The rocks at Schoodic Head - The rough ocean is compared to Thunderhole on Mt. Desert Island.

Visit Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula. The only section of Acadia located on the mainland, the park comprises a loop that begins in Winter Harbor following the coast ending at Birch Harbor.
            Schoodic Peninsula Brochure

Frazier Point

Picnic at Frazier Point over looking Frenchman's Bay. Just inside Acadia's boundaries is a picinic area with tables and grills. Picnic surrounded by roses, explore the rocks along the shore, watch sailboats tack across the waters while you eat.

Looking northeast up the coast from Schoodic Head

Bike to Schoodic Point. Biking in Maine is great, but this small stretch of road is extraordinary. The Schoodic Section of Acadia has a one-way loop road that hugs the coast through the Park.
Hike to the top of Schoodic Head. Numerous trails lead to extraordinary views from Schoodic's 400 ft summit. In addition, to a 360-degree survey of Downeast Maine this small peak overlooking the Atlantic exposes visitors to a sub-alpine ecological zone. Dwarf vegetation and low-bush blueberry hug the thin, rocky soil.
Walk across the rocks to Little Moose Island. Cross the bridge that's created when the ocean receeds. Be sure to return before the tide comes in. Seriously. Tide Table


Wild Blueberry Land, Columbia Falls

Experience Downeast Maine and the Schoodic Region. Drive along the forty-mile Acadia Scenic Byway. Explore Winter Harbor and the grand Victorian "cottages" of Grindstone Neck. Have lunch and dinner on the Peninsula List of Restaurants. Shop for handmade Maine crafts and arts for which region is reknowned. Or, travel North along the last stretch of coastal Route 1 before entering Canada. Pass through the quiet coastal towns of Stueben, Jonesport, and Machias. Enjoy endless views and rolling blueberry barrens. Helen's in Machias is said to make the best blueberry pies in the US. Take an inland route home passing through Cherryfield and other small towns. Visit nearby Bartlett Maine Estate Winery for a tasting. Downeast Regional Tourism Guide  Mile-By-Mile

Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, Mount Desert Island

Downtown Bar Harbor

Drive or Take the Ferry to Mt. Desert Island. A passenger ferry connects Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island. The Island Explorer bus service shuttles passengers free-of-charge to numerous destinations throughout Acadia National Park and across the Island. This service also operate between Winter Harbor-Birch Harbor-Prospect Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula. Ferry Information.
Strolling, Shopping and Dining. Bar Harbor has great energy. It offers a large number of independent shops and restaurants. The dining holds its own with any major city. It is a commercial, yet charming town with an active daytime crowd and equally active nightlife. Eateries like Reel Pizza and destinations such as the Whale Museum and The Oceanarium make Bar Harbor an excellent place to visit with children. View Bar Harbor Guide

Autumn in Acadia National Park

Visit Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert. Not to be missed. America's most visited National Park, Acadia offers a coastal landscape unparalleled on the East Coast. Both the Mt. Desert and Schoodic portions of Acadia have two-lane, one way roads that are excellent for cycling. Additionally, Mt. Desert boasts a network of cariage roads that criss-cross the Park. Hike, ride, or drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain - said to be the first place the sunrise can bee seen in North America. More Park Information

The Cat Ferry

Spend a Day in Nova Scotia. The "Cat" makes the trip between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in under three hours. It provides for a brief, exciting cruise skimming across the waters with panoramic views of the Gulf of Maine. Additionally, The Cat has movies, dining, a duty free shop, and a casino onboard. No Longer Running More "Cat" Information

Swim, Boat, Fish. Downeast Maine provides many opportunities for recreation. In addition to swimming at the house in the waters of Grand Marsh Bay, several nearby sand beaches provide access to the water and sun-bathing. Two kayaks including life jackets and paddles at the house may be transported by guests and used in fresh or salt water.

Beach Area

Diving platform

Family-friendly Jones Pond is a large lake about ten minutes up the road. It has a gradual sandy beach, picnic area with grills, a playground, and boat launch.

Golf by the Ocean. Only 10 minutes away, Winter Harbor is home to the Grindstone Neck Golf Course. It is a semi-private 9-hole course, featuring 3,095 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course was designed by Alex Handy and established in 1891. Ranking among the oldest fifty courses in the United States, it is recognized as the first golf course in Maine.

Grindestone Neck

Other golf courses in the area include:
Kebo Valley Golf Club - 18-holes, Bar Harbor
The Causeway Club - 9-holes, Southwest Harbor
Northeast Harbor Golf Club - 18-holes, Northeast Harbor

Blue lobster

Eat Lobstah. There are many places to choose from Ruth & Wimpy's, Tracy's Lobsters, Fisherman's Inn... We get lobsters to cook at home from the local co-op dock in Corea. Live lobsters are also available at co-ops in Prospect Harbor and Winter Harbor. Visit the "Digger" on Route 1 for fresh Steamers.

Grand Marsh Bay Road  Prospect Harbor - Corea, Maine