Recreation and research on the Schoodic

Recreation and research on the Schoodic


>>ACADIA IS ONE OF THIS
COUNTRY’S MOST POPULAR NATIONAL
PARKS. BUT THE SECTION ON THE SCHOODIC
PENINSULA IS OFTEN GIVEN A PASS. IT CAN SEEM LIKE A WILD, DISTANT
PLACE WITH NO HOTELS. NOW COMES SCHOODIC WOODS.>>THE CAMPGROUND W CREATED IN
2015.>>SCHOODIC WOODS HAS 100
CAMPSITES AND CONNECTED TO A
NETWORK OF BIKE TRAILS.>>THIS IS A HIDDEN GEM>>HE
CAN’T HELP CROWING ABOUT HIS
REMOTE TENT SITE.>>IT IS THE HIGHEST IN THE
CAMPGROUND. IT OVERLOOKS MOUNT DESERT
ISLAND. IT IS YOU TO FULL.>>IT IS A HOME FOR RESEARCH AS
WELL AS RECREATION.>>IT IS A RESEARCHERS PARADISE.>>SHE IS WITH THE SCHOODIC
INSTITUTE. A NONPROFIT LEARNING CENTER. THEY ARE MEASURING ROCK WEED
GROWTH.>>THIS PART OF THE PENINSULA IS
RELATIVELY PRISTINE. FROM THE 30’S UNTIL RECENTLY, IT
HAS BEEN UNTOUCHED.>>YOU CAN THANK THE U.S. NAVY. THE INSTITUTE MOVED IN WHEN THE
NAVY SHIPPED OUT.>>WE HAVE WORKED WITH EVERYONE.>>CITIZENS SCIENCE IS AT THE
HEART OF THE MISSION. GROUPS ARE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS.>>THERE IS A LOT GOING ON. IT IS ALL GOOD. IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE.>>SOME STUDENTS MAY BE A LITTLE
TOO BUSY FOR CITIZEN SCIENCE.>>I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE
I WAS FIVE.>>THEY ARE THE NAUGHTY BOYS. THE ONLY KIDS AROUND TO OWN
THEIR OWN LOBSTER BOAT.>>WE HAVE HATED TWO OF THE
YEARS. SIXTH GENERATION FISHERMEN. MOM MAKES THEM GO BACK TO
SCHOOL, EVEN IF THE MATH DOES
NOT ADD UP.>>WE WILL GROWS A LOT MORE THAN
OUR TEACHERS WELL.>>YOU HAVE A LOT OF PAYMENTS.>>INSURANCE, THE BOAT.>>ROPE. STUFF LIKE THAT.>>THE DOWN EAST PENINSULA, THE
TIME AND TOURIST TRAFFIC SEEMS
TO HAVE PASSED BY.>>EVERYBODY WHO COMES HERE
LOVES IT. YOU DON’T HAVE THE BIG CROWDS,
YOU DON’T HAVE ANY TRAFFIC.>>THE WOMEN SAY THEY DO TAI
CHI. MAKE SURE YOU DOWNPLAY SCHOODIC. TELL THEM IT IS SPECIAL BUT NOT
TOO SPECIAL.>>HE SEES IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. DAYTRIPPERS COMING HERE, SEEKING
A BREAK FROM WHAT MIGHT BE
TERMED VACATION RELATED STRESS
DISORDER.>>THEY COME HERE BECAUSE THE
TRAFFIC IS GRIDLOCK. THEY SAY, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE
LOOKING FOR WHEN WE CAME IN
VACATION.>>NO HOTELS BUT LOTS OF SMALLER
ENDS — INNS AND B&BS.>>A GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE
DOWN EAST MAINE. THANK YOU SO

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