THE SCHOODIC NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY WINS the 2023 Governor’s Award for Tourism Excellence!

March 28, 2023


Contact: Peter Drinkwater | 207-460-1458

THE SCHOODIC NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY WON the Governor’s Award for Tourism Excellence for 2023.  Peter Drinkwater received the award on behalf of the Schoodic Byway Committee in Bangor at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The Schoodic Byway passes through the towns of Sullivan, Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park. The project submitted for excellence features innovation and creativity on the Schoodic National Scenic Byway Kids Quest. 

The Kid Quest consists of seven unique, outdoor sites open to the public featuring information and activities primarily geared to elementary school age children. They learn about the area’s rich cultural and natural history.  Each site features a focused educational exhibit paired with the recently completed Kid Quest Guide in both printed and digital forms.  The first of its kind for Maine Scenic Byways, the kid quest sites and guide reflect the committee’s strong commitment to tourism and promoting outdoor activities along the byway.  

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Kids Quest Guide

Video Presentation & Award

Photo Gallery