Road Trip: Sullivan + Schoodic Peninsula

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Cute Potato #1 exploring at Schoodic Peninsula

The Cute Potato gang hit the road July 4th weekend to visit friends in Sullivan. If you’re not familiar with Sullivan, it’s near Frenchman Bay with jaw-dropping views of Cadillac Mountain.

We spent our first full day at the Schoodic Peninsula—a lesser-known entrance to Acadia National Park. The rocks are flat and easy to climb with parental guidance, and the ocean view makes a Cute Potato proud to live in such a beautiful state.

After exploring the peninsula, we drove to Main Street, Winter Harbor for lunch at J.M. Gerrish Provisions. The tiny market and cafe is just right for families. There are plenty of kid-friendly food choices, an ice cream bar (hello!) plus picnic tables outside. Cute Potato #1 and #2 chose grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches on hearty, white bread and tall glasses of lemonade (transferred to sippy cups, of course).

Also of note is the Winter Harbor 5 & 10 across the street. The kids and their friends had a blast perusing the toy aisles, where they found everything from wooden fish and lobster puzzles to colorful toy boats.

The following day, on the ride home, we also discovered Pete’s Pretty Good Ice Cream in Holden. The ice cream stand, which just opened in April, boasts a great list of flavors, including Chocolate Chili, Grandma Gayle’s Carrot Cake and Bananas Foster to name a few. And in our humble opinion, there’s no better way to celebrate a successful road trip than with ice cream cones in hand.

Note: According to Yelp, Pete’s Pretty Good Ice Cream closed in 2012. 

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