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Winter Harbor, Maine
Schoodic Peninsula

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Located in Winter Harbor, ME

Schoodic Peninsula, the only part of Acadia National Park found on the mainland, boasts granite headlands that bear erosional scars of storm waves and flood tides. Although similar in scenic splendor to portions of Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Coast is a more secluded area. It is about an hour drive from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center on Mount Desert Island.

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Biking Hiking Nature
Sand Beach

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (5 miles from Winter Harbor)

The northeastern region of Maine is home to some of the state’s most charming communities and unique maritime history. Mount Desert Island was home to the Wabanaki, “The People of the Dawnland,” and has been a favorite vacation spot for many Mainers and visitors alike for centuries. While the dramatic granite shoreline is perhaps the focal point of the Bold Coast, there are also delightful beaches. Sand Beach in Acadia National Park has 300 yards of soft sandy beach.

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Beach
Jordan Pond House Landscape

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (6 miles from Winter Harbor)

The Jordan Pond House landscape is a 42-acre site situated on the southern end of Jordan Pond, an inland lake bound by Penobscot Mountain, Pemetic Mountain, and two rounded mountains called The Bubbles. The landscape is part of Acadia National Park on the eastern coast of Maine. The Jordan Pond House site has been a scenic, recreational, and dining destination since the early nineteenth century. The current Jordan Pond House, which dates to 1982, is a replacement of the original 1847 house. The landscape is significant in areas of conservation, entertainment and recreation, and landscape architecture.

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Hiking Historic Nature
Beehive Loop

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (6 miles from Winter Harbor)

Begin on a gradual forested ascent through a gulley. Ascend the south side of the Beehive using granite staircases, boulders, and iron rungs. Final granite slope leads to the summit. Offers views of Frenchman Bay, Sand Beach and the bold coast of Maine. Continue past the summit and descend rocky trails to a glacially carved pond called the Bowl. Descend along a forest path back to where you began your climb and return to Sand Beach.

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Hiking Nature
Abbe Museum

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (6 miles from Winter Harbor)

The mission of the Abbe Museum is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Maine's Native American culture, history, and archaeology. The Museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs focus on Native American traditions in Maine and explore the broader Native American experience, past and present.

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Museum
Acadia National Park

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (6 miles from Winter Harbor)

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Park
Acadian Boat Tours

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (6 miles from Winter Harbor)

Take a two hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. Our Nature Cruises leave daily in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other interesting marine mammals and birds. We also feature views of timeless mansions, Egg Rock lighthouse and occasionally migrating birds that have ventured into Frenchman Bay.

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