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Schoodic Bog

A 500-acre preserve located at the foot of the southern slope of Schoodic Mountain, including the 150-acre bog and surrounding upland.  Preserve trails connect with the trail system on the State of Maine's Donnell Pond Unit and with the Schoodic Connector Trail.
Trail Activity
1.50 miles, One Way
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone


Schoodic Bog is located at the foot of Schoodic Mountain in Sullivan.  From the parking lot, an easy gravel path heads out to the bog.  Most of the hike is on old gravel roads and the gravel multi-use Down East Sunrise Trail.  The trail is marked with blue diamond FBC signs posted along trees beside the road. There is a small detour off the gravel trail where beavers have flooded the road.  Follow the detour trail through woods and across bog bridging over a small brook back to the original trail.  The Schoodic Bog Trail ends at the Down East Sunrise Trail.  Turn right and follow the Down East Sunrise Trail to reach the 150-acre Schoodic Bog, filled with water lilies, cattails, carnivorous pitcher plants, beavers, eastern painted turtles, and other wildlife.

Other Information

LMF Logo

This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

Trail Manager

For more information and a printable preserve map, please visit Frenchman Bay Conservancy's website.

Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Frenchman Bay Conservancy
71 Tidal Falls Road
PO Box 150
Hancock, ME 04640-0150
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!
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Trailhead Information

From the Sullivan side of the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge on coastal US-1: drive 3.4 miles, take a left on Punkinville Road (just before Sumner High School), drive 2 miles and bear left onto Punkin Ledge Road, then drive 0.7 miles to the Schoodic Bog Rd on your left.  Parking may be found a short distance down Schoodic Bog Road, on the right.  

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