Introducing Schoodic Peninsula
Jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, the southern tip of this peninsula contains a quiet portion of Acadia National Park. It includes a 7.2-mile shore drive called Schoodic Point Loop Rd, which offers splendid views of Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain. The one-way loop road is excellent for cycling since it has a smooth surface and relatively gentle hills. The Fraser's Point park entrance also has a nice little picnic area. Further along the loop, reached by a short walk from the road, you'll find Schoodic Head, a 400ft-high promontory with fine ocean views. This is definitely the quieter part of Acadia, with fewer crowds – but also fewer activities.
For information on local businesses, check out the website for the Schoodic Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. From Bar Harbor, follow US 1 east before turning south onto State Route 186.