Schoodic Penninsula and Campobello Island

We drove from Mt Desert Island in Acadia through the Schoodic Penninsula and took some great pictures of the waves crashing on the rocky coast. This is an area of Acadia National Park that we had never visited before. It consists of a one way scenic road with lots of places to stop and take in the scenery. Well worth the drive!

Schoodic Penninsula, Acadia NP

Schoodic Penninsula, Acadia NP

Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia NP

Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia NP

After driving along the Peninsula, we traveled on Route 1 until encountering the FDR International Bridge.

Bridge to Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Bridge to Campobello Island, New Brunswick

We camped at Herring Cove Provincial Park not far from the beach. RVs were allowed in the wooded area, while tent campers were allowed right on the beach. We were wishing we had packed the tent! The beach was a chocolate color, sand and pebbles. And was empty most of the time!

Beach at Herring Cove Provincial Park

Beach at Herring Cove Provincial Park

Mulholland Lighthouse on Campobello Island

Mulholland Lighthouse on Campobello Island

Seals swam in the waters around the lighthouse, while many whales were sighted off the East Quoddy Lighthouse road on the other end of the island. We spent our time viewing the whales, eagles, and seals.  Commercial whale watching boats were prevalent, but you could actually see the whales right from the side of the road!

Okay, whales don't photography well unless they are jumping!

Okay, whales don’t photography well unless they are jumping!

One of many seals around the lighthouse

One of many seals around the lighthouse at Campobello Island

The tides rise 5 feet an hour in the Bay of Fundy near the East Quoddy Lighthouse and the Mulholland Lighthouse. Eastport, Maine is across the channel.P1040627

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4 thoughts on “Schoodic Penninsula and Campobello Island

  1. Shannon

    Mom, want to see more pictures of the whales! You know they are my favorite 🙂 Did Woolly bear say hello to them?

    Reply

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