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Schoodic Head, located on Schoodic Peninsula is a rugged, windswept path about an hour's drive from Mount Desert Island. Located on the far side of Frenchman's Bay, the steep but fairly short hike offers panoramic views of boulder laden shoreline and crashing water. Schoodic Head provides one of the best views in Acadia. The path travels through secluded forests and fields of alders, old apple trees and white spruce to open onto a bald (once burned) with seascapes of Cadillac, Dorr and Champlain Mountains. Bird watchers enjoy coming to this area for spring and fall migrations. No camping facilities in this area of the National Park.

Hungry travelers heading between the Bar Harbor area and Schoodic Point through Ellsworth, will not want to miss Betsy's Kitchen (SR 3). This small rustic restaurant features fabulous melt-in-your-mouth homemade breads, homemade jellies, blueberry pancakes, friendly hospitality, camper necessities, postcards and more. The restaurant is located on the left, a short distance from the Ellsworth Wal*Mart, which incidentally, sells fishing licenses.

Directions: From Bar Harbor, ME, Fifty miles east of Bar Harbor, travel US 1 east to SR 186 south to Winter Harbor. Follow signs for Schoodic Point. Trailhead is located just prior to Blueberry Hill parking lot.

Elevation: 440 feet

Elevation Gain: 440 feet

Distance: 3.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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