Rounding the Schoodic peninsula we travel further eastward, parallel to U.S. Highway 1, to Gouldsboro, Dyer, Narraguagus & Pleasant Bays.
In partnership with Acadia National Park, The Schoodic Institute are leading the development of new techniques to involve the public in science and conservation. On the Schoodic peninsula itself you will find a much loved hiking trail with beautiful scenic coastal views, the Schoodic Head Trail.
As most of the ‘Down Eastern’ Maine coastlines this is fishing and lobster waters so rest assured you will have no issues finding quality sea food. The area is dotted with small villages and fishing harbours surrounded by wildlife refuges and a haven for bird spotting.
With more than 9,478 acres, The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge overseas colonies of nesting seabirds together with wading birds and bald eagles.
Nutritious seaweed deposited on numerous islands that dot Maine’s coastline have traditionally been used for pasturing sheep and Nash Island was one once. The Nash Island Light Station was built in 1838 and ensured a safe passage into Pleasant Bay. The tower, built in 1874 is still standing but as a light house it was replaced in 1982 by an offshore, lighted buoy.