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Schoodic Connector Trail

The Schoodic Connector Trail connects FBC's Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves to the Schoodic Bog Preserve and Schoodic Mountain.  The trail now links 6.5 miles of trail from US-1 in Sullivan to the summit of Schoodic Mountain and the Donnell Pond State Reserve Land.
Trail Activity
Length
6.5 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Town
Sullivan
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge, Gravel/Crushed Stone
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The Schoodic Connector Trail links 6.5 miles of trail from US-1 in Sullivan to the summit of Schoodic Mountain.

Frenchman Bay Conservancy has connected over 1,100 acres of conserved land from US-1, north to the Down East Sunrise Trail. The conserved land includes the Conservancy’s Baker Hill, Long Ledges, and Schoodic Bog Preserves off of Punkinville Road and Schoodic Bog Road in Sullivan.

From the Schoodic Bog Trail's junction with the Down East Sunrise Trail, a trail on privately owned land leads to the top of Schoodic Mountain. The Schoodic Mountain Trail leads down the other side of the mountain to the State of Maine's Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land. Schoodic Mountain's summit is bare and flat with 360 degree views, including dramatic views over Frenchman Bay and Mount Desert Island.  The Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land includes more than 14,000 acres of remote forested land with crystal clear lakes, secluded ponds, and mountains with panoramic views.  This public land includes miles of trails traversing Black, Caribou, and Tunk Mountains.

Other Information

The trail up Schoodic Mountain from the Down East Sunrise Trail is on private property, please use respectfully.

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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 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
info@frenchmanbay.org
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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: drive 3.4 miles on US-1N to Punkinville Road on the left (just before Sumner High School). Turn left and drive 0.1 miles to a parking lot on the left designated for hikers that are hiking the entire Schoodic Connector Trail. If you reach the Baker Hill parking lot, you have gone too far.

Alternate parking is available at the Schoodic Bog Preserve: continue 2 miles past the Schoodic Connector Trail parking lot 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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