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Need info about maine campground
« on: February 15, 2020, 06:05:39 AM »
We just made a reservation at Schoodic campground in acadia np.   It looks on the map like it is far away from everything.  Has anyone stayed here? Pros and cons?  Thanks.
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 08:37:06 AM »
Yes, it is a ways from everything, but so is the entire Schoodic peninsula. Remote & scenic is what the Schoodic is all about.   Not an impossible distance, but not convenient for runs into Bar Harbor or even Elsworth restaurants and shopping.  Timberland Acres, Narrows Too, and Forest Ridge would be much more convenient, but probably more expensive and less rural in character.  The choice depends on what you are looking to do.
We always stayed at Narrows Too, but it's basically a big parking lot with a view of the bay.  Restaurants of all sorts are handy, though, and the shuttle bus to Bar Harbor and other island attractions comes right to the campground several times daily.
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 12:40:55 PM »
We've never stayed at the Schoodic campground, but have heard good things about it.  It's close to the town of Winter Harbor.  But it's about an hour from Bar Harbor and the main part of Acadia National Park (which includes the Park loop road, Cadillac Mountain, etc).  If you're primary focus is to visit Acadia National Park, you might want to consider staying at one of the campgrounds on Mt Desert Island (there are a lot of them).  We also really like Narrows Too (it's one of our favorite campgrounds) and it's where we stay on our trips to Acadia.
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 12:59:29 PM »
Winter Harbor is a nice enough place, but there isn't much to it. We enjoy a driving tour of the Schoodic and a stop in Winter Harbor for lunch, but that's about it. There is lots more to see and do on Mt Desert Island & Acadia NP, Elsworth and the surrounding region.
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 01:24:45 PM »
Reading the reviews, if you have kids or pets for starters unless the staff changes for the up and coming season, it may not be the best place to stay. But this review sticks out.

DO NOT camp here unless you like being at a DETENTION CENTER.

The campground facilities appear to be nicely kept though and the sites are spaced out.

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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 01:39:38 PM »
Reading the reviews, if you have kids or pets for starters unless the staff changes for the up and coming season, it may not be the best place to stay. But this review sticks out.

DO NOT camp here unless you like being at a DETENTION CENTER.

The campground facilities appear to be nicely kept though and the sites are spaced out.

To which campground are you referring?
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 02:57:44 PM »
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g40980-d10520912-Reviews-Schoodic_Woods_Campground-Winter_Harbor_Maine.html#REVIEWS

Open up the abbreviated reviews.


To get real action those reviewers should stop by the park headquarters and talk to the park manager. Problem hosts can be replaced in a matter of days at popular locations
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 03:19:32 PM »
I stayed in  a nice and  small family run campground down closer to Brooklin Maine. There are no full hookups with the typical rocky characteristic of the land. But there are centrally located full size toliets with running water with a dish washing facility at each area spaced out around the campground. And of course there is a dump station there. She has good coffee in the am and you are greeted with a big smile.

Lori and her husband are as good as it gets for friendliness and service.  We got some local lobsters and she has the big pots to cook them in for the guests. We went down to the shore and picked up the seaweed and saltwater from the rocky beach and had a mighty fine feast.  They have an outdoor shower with unlimited amounts of hotwater that's better than many indoor ones.

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The region is very rich with wooden boat building facilities. The owners are very friendly to folks wanting to look around and ask questions. The Wooden Boat School is also located in that area.  Stonington Harbor is a short drive thru Deer Isle and across Eggmoggin  Reach.. Get your groceries before getting there at Blue Hill. There is a fantastic grocery store with a nice deli and bakery in it.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 09:14:38 AM »
Good suggestions from Addict, a great area for those who love boats, whether building them or just appreciating the looks.  All sorts, from canoes to huge sailing yachts.   This is a terrific area to visit - we spent 5 entire summers there and enjoyed every one. Lots to do for hikers, bikers, plain old sight-seers, boutique shoppers, and aficionados of seafood and adult beverages.
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 07:06:03 PM »
I stayed in  a nice and  small family run campground down closer to Brooklin Maine. There are no full hookups with the typical rocky characteristic of the land. But there are centrally located full size toliets with running water with a dish washing facility at each area spaced out around the campground. And of course there is a dump station there. She has good coffee in the am and you are greeted with a big smile.

Lori and her husband are as good as it gets for friendliness and service.  We got some local lobsters and she has the big pots to cook them in for the guests. We went down to the shore and picked up the seaweed and saltwater from the rocky beach and had a mighty fine feast.  They have an outdoor shower with unlimited amounts of hotwater that's better than many indoor ones.

http://www.reachknolls.com/

The region is very rich with wooden boat building facilities. The owners are very friendly to folks wanting to look around and ask questions. The Wooden Boat School is also located in that area.  Stonington Harbor is a short drive thru Deer Isle and across Eggmoggin  Reach.. Get your groceries before getting there at Blue Hill. There is a fantastic grocery store with a nice deli and bakery in it.

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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 07:03:41 AM »
Another vote for Narrows Two.

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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2020, 07:30:48 AM »
We have stayed at both Bar Harbor Campground and Hadleys Point  Campground.  They are both on the Island Explorer route. Bar Harbor is no reservations and cash only, Hadley's Point takes reservations. I think they are both around 50.00 a night.
We will back at the Bar Harbor Campground this year for 3 months as I am addicted to Acadia NP and all the island has to offer.  Google both and check out the Island Explorer shuttle routes.
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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2020, 07:33:51 AM »
Another vote for Narrows Two.

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Re: Need info about maine campground
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2020, 06:21:00 PM »
We have stayed at Searsport Shores on RT 1 about an hour and a half from Acadia. It's quiet and you are on the ocean and Belfast is a couple of miles away.