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The crown jewel of the Schoodic Peninsula, Schoodic Point offers magnificent views of the open ocean, rugged granite coastline, and Mount Desert Island across Frenchman Bay. The larger peninsula features a number of different opportunities to discover the more remote pockets of the rugged coastline and evergreen forests at a quiet, less-crowded pace than Mount Desert Island. As a peninsula, this is the only zone of Acadia National Park that is part of mainland Maine.

Schoodic Point is also a great place to see good examples of diabase dikes. This geological feature resembles long, dark, often vertical shelves or lines of rock throughout the pink granite. Diabase is a rock type very similar to volcanic basalt and it often cools between cracks in other rocks, creating these intrusions. A similar phenomenon occurs when molten magma intrudes pre-existing rock layers in a parallel formation, which is referred to as a "sill".

If you're looking for coastal solitude within the park, this is the place. Take it all in by foot, car, or bicycle, and you can even reserve a campsite for an overnight opportunity unlike any other.

On the Road: There are a number of parking areas along the peninsula, including the Schoodic Point Parking Area.

Family Friendly: Explore the rough, windswept coastline without all the crowds.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Zander Göpfert

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Sep 29, 2021
Karen Margolis
Beautiful views!
Sep 15, 2021
Brenna Family
Cold and grey and windy
Sep 3, 2021
Sydney Lee
Acadia
Jul 17, 2021
LAURA ELBL
Jul 16, 2021
Kevin Armour
with George Gillespie in evening
Jul 14, 2021
Gavin Ye
This was much better than Thunder Hole, the waves were much bigger, we arrived just at high tide, and we climbed lots of rocks
Jun 30, 2021
Michael Siegel
Jun 21, 2021
Jenny Carmichael
Visited here with Dad and Alex. Perfect weather for a visit. Recommend!

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