Schoodic Woods
Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro, Maine
Bike Paths and Trails Schoodic Woods contains eight miles of new bike paths and five miles of new hiking trails. The bike paths are built to “broken stone road” standards, the method of construction used in the historic carriage roads on Mt. Desert Island. The paths create several loops thru the remarkable and challenging terrain of the Schoodic Peninsula, offering views across Frenchman Bay to Mt. Desert Island and downeast to Cutler’s bold coast and beyond. The trail system was designed to intersect with the east side of the one way Schoodic loop road, allowing for an off-road return to the parking area and campground on the west side of the peninsula. Approximately 80% of the bike paths were located on former logging haul roads or skidder trails, keeping vegetation removal to a minimum. The new bike trail crossing of Frazier Creek was sensitively designed to integrate into the historic causeway.

The new foot paths connect to existing trails within ANP ad traverse a diversity of terrains and landscapes – from bogs and wetlands to cliff faces and wooded ridgelines. Approximately a mile of the trail follows the shoreline of
Sargent Cove.