From this point you are looking about five miles across Frenchman’s Bay to Schoodic Peninsula. Schoodic is also part of Acadia National Park and is about an hour’s ride from Bar Harbor. If you have the time its rocky headland and boulder beaches are worth exploring.
Between this shore and Schoodic Peninsula is Egg Rock Lighthouse. Built in 1875 the light guides ships into the busy waters of Frenchman’s Bay. The light was automated in 1977 and other than the occasional Coast Guard maintenance crew the only residents are the gulls, terns and harbor seals that breed on the island.
The rocky outcrop to the South, is called Schooner Head. The large building is a private residence. Acadia National Park grew through the donations of generous donors, but there are many areas within the park that are still in private hands. Schooner Head is one of them.
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Schooner Head Overlook