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Natural Attractions

Sullivan Falls is located at a pinch point of Taunton Bay.  The Falls are created because of its geographical location and tidal current, which form a set of rapids called "reversing falls".  To catch the falls at its best you should go in the middle of the out-going tide when the current is strongest.  You may even catch a view of some local wildlife ranging form sea birds, marine life, and many more. There are plenty of picnic tables so pack a lunch and enjoy.

 

Directions: From Ellsworth take Route 1 North for about 8 miles to the village of Hancock. Go through the village, turn right onto Eastside Road, go .7 mile to Tidal Falls Road, turn left and drive to the end of the road. From Sullivan, Eastside Road is the first left after you cross the bridge.

Address: 72 Tidal Falls Rd, Sullivan, ME, 04640

Sullivan Reversing Falls

Schoodic Peninsula is part of Acadia National Park and is located on the eastern side of Frenchman Bay.  There is a park loop road that takes you around the peninsula giving you great views.  On this loop road you will find many hiking options, ranging from scrambling the rocky ocean shore, to hiking to the top of Schoodic Head Mountain.  You can also find 8.3 miles of bike paths around the peninsula.  At the southern end of the Peninsula you find open ocean views, tide pools, a decommissioned navy base, and a old Rockefeller house.  All of which is owned by Acadia National Park and is open to the Public.  

Directions: From Ellsworth take Route 1 North for about 18 miles, turn right on Route 186 (S Gouldsboro Rd). This will lead you to a stop sign in the town of Winter Harbor, take a left and stay on 186 (Main St).  Just out of town you will see the Park entrance on your right.

Schoodic Peninsula 

Weaving through 27 miles of gorgeous scenery—including a reversing tidal falls, lighthouses, and historic architecture—the Schoodic National Scenic Byway is a 29-mile journey through the only mainland section of Acadia National Park.

Start your adventure at the Taunton Bay Gateway, marked by a granite monument. Overlooking Taunton Bay, you’ll first be tempted to take in the view—seabirds swooping through the air, lobsterboats and sailboats in the distance.

The byway takes you along a shoreline decorated by wildflowers, with views of Cadillac Mountain and Mount Desert Island in the distance. Your trip traverses hillsides, blueberry barrens, seaside villages, and working harbors: Stop on the wharf and talk with fishermen about their haul. Gordon’s Wharf was once a site for shipping large blocks of granite; today, you’ll find a small boat launch and interpretive information.

Have your camera ready for the Frenchman Bay Scenic Turnout, offering spectacular views across the bay. Pack a picnic for a stop at Long Cove: Watch the tide ebb to reveal mudflats rich with clams and marine worms. Then prepare for drama of Schoodic Point’s powerful waves (but keep your distance; the rocks are slippery and the rip can be strong).

Schoodic National Scenic Byway

From the Schoodic Peninsula and Acadia National Park to the international border community of Calais, the Bold Coast is rich in unspoiled vistas and strong cultural traditions.

Iconic wild blueberry barrens stretch as far as the eye can see. Mossy forests yield to tidal marshes and bays. Sparkling lakes, rivers, and streams flow into commercial fishing harbors. Historic villages are lined with structures that exemplify 19th Century shipbuilding, lumber processing, and sardine canning industries.

The Bold Coast

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is located on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada just across the international border from Lubec on the easternmost tip of Maine. The focal point of the Park, the Franklin D. Roosevelt summer cottage, and the Park’s Visitor Centre open the last Saturday in May and remain open twenty weeks. The Park grounds and Natural Area are open year round.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a singular example of international cooperation - jointly administered, staffed, and funded by the peoples of Canada and the United States. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s magnificent summer home is preserved here in a combination indoor museum and outdoor nature park on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

Plan to spend an hour touring the Visitor Centre, Roosevelt Cottage, and flower gardens. Spend several hours in the Park’s 1,134-hectare (2,800-acre) Natural Area, where you can explore walking trails, beaches, bogs, forest, and spectacular ocean headlands - or enjoy a picnic with an ocean or lighthouse view.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park