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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: July 25, 2014

Schoodic Point: The premier destination in Acadia National Park

 

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Acadia National Park was declared to be “America’s Favorite Place” on Good Morning America yesterday. It’s no coincidence that I chose last weekend to explore parts of the park I’d never visited. When conversations usually turn to Acadia, it’s always “Cadillac Mountain this” or “Thunder Hole that”, which are all incredible spots, but when real locals want the best view around (and quiet), they head for Schoodic Point.  The peninsula is situated  in Winter Harbor, directly across from Bar Harbor, on Frenchman Bay. Here you’ll find a park loop that highlights some of the most beautiful ocean vistas I’ve seen inside Maine. You’ll see Cadillac Mountain in a brand new light and on the right day, it is almost impossible to tell at which spot on the ocean horizon meets the sky. And bring a camera because as the waves crash up on the rocks at Schoodic Point, you’ll want a photo to relive that memory.

Schoodic Map


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