Turtle Island in Winter Harbor in Hancock County

Turtle Island in Winter Harbor, Maine

Turtle Island is located south of Grindstone Neck and west of Schoodic Peninsula in Winter Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. The island is mostly covered with a 150 year old spruce/fir forest and supports a seasonal settlement of great blue herons. Interior sections are closed during nesting season. The National Park Service holds an easement to all 100 acres of Turtle Island in order to permanently protect its natural state and scenic value to the public. The island is managed by the Nature Conservancy and closed during nesting season. Plants and vegetation of note are rapsberries, blackberries, cherries and gray birch.

The photo above shows Turtle Island in the foreground with Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island looming overhead. The view is from Schoodic Peninsula within Acadia National Park. The water is part of Mt. Desert Narrows. Image capture was on June 17 at about 8:37 AM. Image Specs: Canon 20D, Canon 75-300mm at 265mm, 1/125 seconds, f/8, ISO 100.

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Schoodic Winter Harbor Bar Harbor

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