Schoodic Scenic Byway
Length: 29.0 mi / 46.7 km
Time to Allow: Take one hour to drive or eight hours to experience the byway.
The Schoodic Scenic Byway travels through the eastern seaboard, including the "quiet" side of Acadia National Park. The landscape remains unspoiled, revealing a part of Maine where lobstering and clamming are still a tradition. Discover the local artisans' crafts and let the mountains, coastal islands, historic buildings, and lighthouses enchant you.
Northeastern Maine's Schoodic Scenic Byway travels along the coast of Frenchman Bay, a nationally renowned birding locale. Spots like Acadia National Park and Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge provide protected spaces filled with sought-after birds among stunning locales. Watch for soaring birds of prey among cliffs and mountains or admire local favorites such as the Atlantic Puffins and endangered Roseate Terns.
Your visit to Schoodic Scenic Byway takes you to a time often forgotten in the nation; where lobstering and fishing still make up a major part of the economy and every cove features a busy and active harbor. Visit traditional fishing villages like Winter Harbor or take a tour of historic lighthouses as you explore the history of the Schoodic Peninsula.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Lighthouses and Lunch Tour
This leisurely jaunt features all of the lighthouses on the Schoodic Byway, as well as other historical or scenic points of interest. Grab a lunch...