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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.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Zander Göpfert

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