It takes a village
In 2004 my husband Ed and I decided to pursue our passion for the outdoors by opening Seascape Kayak and Bike. We loved working both with locals and visitors from far away, showing them the beauty of Maine at sea level. Each year we had the pleasure of interacting with hundreds of people – whether it was kayak tours by Iron Bound, taking bikes around the Schoodic point loop, or just chatting with folks looking for more information about the local area. Over time we truly felt as though our clients became friends and our friends became family.
As many of you know, Ed tragically passed away on a kayaking tour in June of 2016. That summer I wondered how I could possibly run the business by myself. Because of the friendships we made, I never had to find out. The outpouring of support I received from friends, neighbors, community members, and visitors made me feel like I was not alone. You took shifts at the shop so I could have a break, you brought me lunch, you stopped by with kind words and conversations, you helped me move bikes and lake kayaks, and some of you even volunteered to watch our dog Ruby.
I can’t possibly list each and every one of the caring and generous things you have done for me over the past several years. Nor can I express in words just how much our experience with Seascape Kayak and Bike has meant to us, but what I can say is that the memories and the friendships we made are truly priceless and for that I am forever grateful.
So it is with a heavy heart I announce that after 14 years, Seascape Kayak and Bike will be closing. This was not an easy decision for me to make but one that will allow me to spend more time with family. They say “it takes a village” and I can tell you this village has been there and supported me through the most challenging time in my life. Thank you for your business, your generosity, your friendship, and your unwavering support.
Owner, Seascape Kayak and Bike Rentals
Please support the new shop, with new owners, at the same great location.
Sea Schoodic Kayak and Bike Rentals
8 Duck Pond Rd Winter Harbor, ME 04693
A perfect complement to your Schoodic Peninsula visit is a bike ride around Schoodic Park, a spectacular 10-mile paved oceanfront loop with views of tidal marshes, lighthouses, islands, and Cadillac Mountain.
Spend a relaxing day paddling on one of Schoodic’s most beautiful freshwater recreation areas, Jones Pond. The pond is approximately a mile in length. Paddle amongst lilypads, turtles, fish, and other wildlife and explore the seven small islands located throughout the pond.
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Seascape Kayak & Bike has been a staple of the Schoodic Peninsula for more than a decade. Let a lake kayak or bicycle rental make your trip to this beautiful section of Acadia National Park an unforgettable one. Explore the area’s many fresh-water lakes in our kayaks, bike along our stunning rocky coastlines, or take a leisurely ride with stops at restaurants and shops along Winter Harbor’s downtown area.
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