Down East Maine's Schoodic Peninsula,
the only part of Acadia National Park located on the
mainland, is shared by the towns of Gouldsboro and Winter
Harbor. To the South is the Schoodic Peninsula section of the park providing panoramic views of Frenchman
Bay from atop the 440 foot high Schoodic Head. Schoodic
Point, at the southern tip of the peninsula, has granite outcroppings, pounding surf, spruce, and unusual
groupings of jack pine. Schoodic Peninsula's park road offers great views of the ocean, inlets, and distant Mount
Desert Island. There is ample parking space for visitors and it is well worth the trip.
To get to Schoodic Peninsula, go “Down East” about
19 miles from Ellsworth on U.S. Route #1. In West
Gouldsboro, take a right and head south on Route #186. Go approximately another 6 miles to a right that
leads to the Schoodic Park area. It will turn into a one way park loop road after about a mile.
Schoodic (SERC) Park Entrance GPS: Latitude 44.336629; Longitude -68.057280
Schoodic Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Schoodic Region Vacation Rentals, Lodging, etc.