Acadia National Park Centennial: Schoodic Point

Ellsworth Public Library will host another Acadia National Park Centennial Program on Saturday, March 26 at 10:30 am. Cynthia Ocel, Education Coordinator from the Park will be here to describe how to explore, learn and protect Acadia National Park, including the National Park Service’s Scout Ranger program. She will tell you about park activities for every season, and some that are especially good for children, families and youth groups. All are invited to attend.

Pathfinders is continuing the Acadia Nation Park Centennial year with some sites about Schoodic Point, the only area of the park that is not on the island. Following it on the map, it is a mere 30 mile drive from Ellsworth and very worth the trip.

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The Schoodic website describes many of it’s good points as well as many pictures to view. Also, pay attention to the warning about the waves at the bottom of the first page. Go to:

http://www.acadiamagic.com/schoodic-point.htm

This image will show you why:

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For activities or getting around, go to the National Park Service site.

http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/schoodic.htm

The Acadia National Park-owned Schoodic Education and Research Center campus is hoping to become a world-class science and education center for the Park. See their site at:

http://www.schoodicinstitute.org/about/explore-our-campus/

For some information about the history of Schoodic, visit these sites:

http://www.mainecoastguide.com/r5/5.83SchoodicPt.html

http://diannefallon.com/a-ride-on-the-wild-quiet-side-exploring-acadias-schoodic-peninsula/

Wondering what to expect at Schoodic Point?  Take a look!

For more information about Schoodic Point, please see Schoodic Point:  History on the Edge of Acadia National Park by Allen K. Workman.  This book is available at the library!

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