Schoodic Woods
Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro, Maine
Project Summary Coplon Associates provided master planning, site design and project management services for Schoodic Woods, a multi-use recreational project for the National Park Service on the Schoodic Peninsula. The facility consists of a 100-site campground, a welcome center and day use parking area, eight miles of bike paths and five miles of hiking trails. CA led a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers and environmental consultants in the analysis, permitting and design of the project located on 1400 acres of recently conserved property.

CA’s design included a new welcome center, bus stop for the Island Explorer shuttle bus, an amphitheater and discreet camping locations for RV’s, tents, group camping and remote hike-in campsites. CA designed the bike paths to integrate with the park’s historic loop road, providing for safe off–road connections across the Schoodic Peninsula, including an new crossing of Frazer Creek. The eight miles of bike paths are modeled on the historic carriage roads on Mt. Desert Island and provide a variety of recreational opportunities and challenges. The new footpaths connect to existing Acadia National Park trails, more than doubling the length of hiking trails on the peninsula.

Three and half years in the making, Schoodic Woods is the most significant addition to the facilities of Acadia National Park in the
modern era.