Sunday, September 04, 2011
There is an additional part of the Acadia National Park located a few peninsulas north of the main park. It is part of the Schoodic scenic byway. There is a loop road within the Schoodic part of the park and a drive that includes several small towns, whose primary industry remains fishing. These include Winter Harbor, Prospect Harbor, Birch Harbor and Bunker Harbor. These are probably as close as you can come to traditional Maine fishing communities. With that in mind, we drove the entire byway and enjoyed more of the rugged Maine coast and at least a small insight into the life of these small communities.
We stopped along the way to watch the fishermen doing their thing. It is very picturesque but the reality of this business is hard work and a hit or miss outcome.