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Acadia National Park - Schoodic Bike Paths

Enjoy views of coastal Maine and nearby Mount Desert Island from 8.3 miles of fine gravel paths over hills, along the shore, and through the woods. 
Trail Activity
Length
8.3 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Towns
Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone, Pavement
Pets
Permitted
Fees
Yes

Description

The Schoodic Bike Paths feature 8.3 miles of wide, fine gravel paths. While some sections are difficult for all but the seasoned biker, the perfectly maintained pathways and stunning views make up for the challenge. Large rocks along the trail side add charm to many sections and there are frequent pull-offs to rock benches that are great for a rest or a snack. The path stretches in a network from just south of ME-186 all the way to Schoodic Harbor. The network of trails leads to Frazer Point, Wonsqueak Harbor, Bunker Harbor, climbs up Birch Harbor Mountain, and descends to Winter Harbor. The well-marked bike paths can be connected to create rides of differing lengths.

The Schoodic Bike Paths are also open to pedestrians, and to snowshoers and cross-country skiers in winter, when the trails are ungroomed.

Other Information

These paths are shared with walkers; please audibly warn walkers when you plan on passing.

Pets are permitted and must be leashed at all times. Leashes must be six feet or less in length. Pets may not be left unattended.

Trail Manager

For more information on the bike path, visit Acadia National Park online or contact:

National Park Service, Acadia National Park

National Park Service, Acadia National Park
PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: (207) 288-3338
acadia_information@nps.gov

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Trailhead Information

Drive east out of Winter Harbor on ME-186 (Main Street) then turn right onto Schoodic Loop Road. The northernmost trailhead is shortly down Schoodic Loop Road on the right; however, to park, drive farther down Schoodic Loop Road and turn left onto the first road possible (Farview Drive) following the signs to the Schoodic Woods Campground. Parking is 50 feet down the road on the right by the ranger station. This parking lot is advised for first time visitors because the ranger station is a great source of information.

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COVID-19 Closures in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, in response to guidance from the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, has enacted closures to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Acadia has closed all visitor services, including all restrooms, carriage roads, campgrounds, visitor centers, and the Park Loop Road including Ocean Drive. ANP will offer no services outside those that support resource protection.

The health and safety of the Park's visitors, employees, volunteers, local communities, and partners is the number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. ANP will notify the public when full operations are resumed and provide updates on its website and social media channels.

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