3500 Travels

Acadia National Park (east)

Saturday the 10th was a clear but windy day. We wanted to get out so decided to visit a piece of Acadia National Park. Most of Acadia NP is on Mount Desert Island, but there is a small area that is on Schoodic Peninsula, and not far from where we are staying. It is one of a very few NPs that allow dogs most everywhere as long as they are on a leash. We drove down US 1 until we reached ME 186, which makes a loop around the peninsula. We went clockwise, through Prospect Harbor, where we stopped for picture taking.

Boat buoyed in Prospect Harbor

Boats buoyed in Prospect Harbor


Prospect Harbor rules

Prospect Harbor rules


Real fisherman in Prospect Harbor

Real fisherman in Prospect Harbor

We then traveled west almost to Winter Harbor, but turned on to the one-way road that loops through this part of Acadia NP. Counter clockwise in this case. Before reaching Schoodic Point I pulled over and walked through the woods to the shore of Frenchman Bay. The actual temperature was in the mid-40s but the wind made it feel colder. The video should give you a sense of how hard the wind was blowing.

Frazer Point just inside Acadia NP

Frazer Point just inside Acadia NP


Frenchman Bay

Frenchman Bay



Windy but beautiful.

Our next stop was at the bottom of the peninsula called Schoodic Point. There was a good crowd there any many of those that we saw there, and along the way, had their painting easels set up. The light was good and there are probably not that many good days left. I felt like folks were taking advantage of the sunny day.

Surf at Schoodic Point

Surf at Schoodic Point

We drove a short distance and parked so we cold hike up to Schoodic Head and an outlook. A pretty good view at 432 feet above sea level! Somehow Cathie and I became separated near the top. Not the first time this has happened. I spent a while looking for her and then ran into a couple that asked me if I had lost someone. I suppose wearing a bright yellow jacket with a black and white dog in tow makes for easy identification. Long story short we all made it back to the truck and took off for a somewhat late lunch.

Cathie and dogs on trail to Schoodic Head

Cathie and dogs on trail to Schoodic Head


Looking NE from Schoodic Head outlook

Looking NE from Schoodic Head outlook

We drove to Winter Harbor and found Chase’s to be open. A simple and quiet restaurant. I had the Haddock burger while Cathie had a clam role. We each had a fairly local beer(Bangor) called Geaghan Brothers Black Bear Ale. The beer glass reads Otter Creek Brewing Co, but that is in Middlebury, VT. If you haven’t thought about it, the truck seems to be working fine once again. For the truly dedicated you can read about my travails here.

Chase's Restaurant in Winter Harbor

Chase’s Restaurant in Winter Harbor


Lunch brew

Lunch brew


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