Acadia National Park,Schoodic Loop Rd,Winter Harbor,Maine

A six-mile, one-way loop road offers views of lighthouses, seabirds, and forested islands.

Acadia National Park,Schoodic Loop Rd,Winter Harbor,Maine
FORDF250HDXLT, Aug 27, 2017
      Native American peoples have inhabited the land we now call Maine for 12,000 years. Today four distinct tribes—the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot—are known collectively as the Wabanaki, or “People of the Dawnland.”

      The Penobscot (Panawahpskek) are an indigenous people in North America with members who reside in the United States and Canada. They are organized as a federally recognized tribe in Maine and as a First Nations band government in the Atlantic provinces.

      The Penobscot Nation, formerly known as the Penobscot Tribe of Maine, is the federally recognized tribe of Penobscot people in the United States.[3] They are part of the Wabanaki Confederacy, along with the Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi'kmaq nations, all of whom historically spoke Algonquian languages. Their main settlement is now the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation, located within the state of Maine along the Penobscot River.

      Little is known about the Penobscot people pre-contact. Native peoples are thought to have inhabited Maine and surrounding areas for at least 11,000 years.[4] They had a hunting-gathering society, with the men hunting beaver, otters, moose, bears, caribou, fish, seafood (clams, mussels, fish), birds, and possibly marine mammals such as seals. The women gathered and processed bird eggs, berries, nuts, and roots, all of which were found throughout their native lands.[5]

      The people practiced some agriculture but not to the same extent as that of indigenous peoples in southern New England, where the climate was more temperate.[6] Food was potentially scarce only toward the end of the winter, in February and March. For the rest of the year, the Penobscot and other Wabanaki likely had little difficulty surviving because the land and ocean waters offered much bounty, and the number of people was sustainable.[5] The bands moved seasonally, following the patterns of game and fish.

      The Wabanaki: People of the Dawnland - Acadia National Park

      Penobscot - Wikipedia


      The Schoodic Peninsula offers a wide array of opportunities for discovering Maine's rugged coast without all the congestion of Mount Desert Island. Whether exploring on foot, by bike, or by car, there is something for everyone.

      A six-mile (10 km), one-way loop road offers views of lighthouses, seabirds, and forested islands. Vehicle turnouts that provide opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery. Stopping on the road and parking outside of designated pull-offs are prohibited.

      Arey Cove Road leads to Schoodic Point, a windswept, rocky point providing spectacular views of Mount Desert Island.

      Much of Schoodic Loop Road is one-way. RVs are permitted only on the section of Schoodic Loop Road that accesses Schoodic Woods Campground. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit is 35 mph (56 km/hr).

      Schoodic - Acadia National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

      I don't know why it took me several years to go down and check out this section of Acadia.I often thought about it but always put it off to do something else for whatever reason.Very nice down there.A bit more of a drive over and it's not to the same level of the main part of the park but I can't imagine too many people ever said; Oh that was a waste of a drive lol.I'm glad I finally made it down.I'll be back time and time again,now that I know how nice it is.
    • Danny Cardarelli
      There is a ton of American history that is just glossed over and the debt of grattitude owed to the Native American indian can not be overstated..Whether you discussing disease infected blankets or the task of the CODE TAKERS in the Marine Corps during WW -TWO....Where the American Indian literally saved this country during war...We as a country don't seem to mind dipping into entitle people from around the world who are given phones, housing and money for just showing up at our border...i think every native american should be given $ 100,000 in reparations and first selection of any Civil Service job. As a start....
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