Come experience the dramatic reversing falls while you enjoy a picnic and easy wildlife viewing – seals, eagles, otter, seabirds, and more! A covered pavilion, picnic tables, and grills are all open to the public at Tidal Falls Preserve, Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s flagship property.
In Hancock, at the Gateway to the Schoodic Byway, the Waukeag Rail Station was located here from 1898 to 1920. This rest area overlooks Taunton Bay, a rich ecosystem with plentiful wildlife. From here you can see historic Gordon’s Wharf across the bay. Start your byway adventure here!
Schoodic Point, a breath-taking spot in the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park, is a great place to see crashing waves, stunning views of Cadillac Mountain to the west, and catch a glimpse of a harbour seal or porpoise. Spread out a picnic on the granite ledges or head out on a nearby hike.
Visit Winter Harbor’s town pier to experience local lobster fishermen working and preparing to head out fishing. A lively and captivating scene, boats depart early in the morning and return with their catch in the mid-afternoon. Be sure to give the workers space while you observe the hustle and bustle.
Built in 1849, the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse can be seen from Route 186. This iconic landmark boasts a rich history, and is a “must-see” along the Schoodic National Scenic Byway! (The lighthouse property is not open to the public)
The town of Gouldsboro has several small historic villages. The town park in Prospect Harbor is a perfect picnic spot with views of the ocean and just a few steps away from the Dorcas Library, Town Office, and the Lobster Fishing Kids Quest site.
In the remote coastal village of Corea (Located only 3.5 from Prospect Harbor on Route 195) you will find a picturesque working harbor filled with lobster boats, classic coastal Maine architecture and a small friendly community unique to the Maine coast.