American Locations 24 – Acadia National Park: Schoodic Peninsula

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

Early in the morning we drove north on 3 off Desert Island onto the mainland. We turned onto Hwy. 1 and headed south. We then turned onto 186 and drove down Schoodic peninsula. We turned 186 into the park. This section of Acadia National Park is across the water from the main body of the park on Desert Island. Directly across from Schoodic Peninsula is Sand Beach.

I made a mistake early this morning. I saw the flashing sign saying no motor homes or pulled campers were allowed on the narrow winding road through this part of the park. But our motor home is only 23 feet long, and I’m so used to driving it anywhere I ignored the sign. A park ranger pulled me over before I made it an eighth of a mile. He made me park our motor home at the visitor center and catch a tram. At least he didn’t give me a fine, or kick us out of the park.

The first tram stop put us out on the southernmost point of the peninsula. Unfortunately, it was the foggiest day we’d had yet.

You could still see the ocean.

A little bit of it.

I think the birds were lost in the fog, too.

If you squint really good you can make out a boat in the next 2 photos.

So there was nothing to do except scramble around on the rocks.

This spot reminded me of Thunder Hole, but it was quiet, too.

We caught a tram back to the visitor center, climbed back into our motor home, and drove on north up the Maine coast.

Next Location – Cobstock Bay State Park

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