Corea Maine located in Hancock County on the southeastern part of the Gouldsboro Peninsula, is a classic Downeast Maine fishing village. Small and quiet with excellent harbor views of lobster boats and other vessels, it is actually part of the municipality of Gouldsboro that also includes Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor, South Gouldsboro, and West Gouldsboro. This is not on the Schoodic Scenic Byway but is a special treasure on the eastern fringe well worth discovering. While there, be mindful that you have entered a small community's neighborhood. (Corea, Maine photos)
Corea was originally called Indian Harbor. The name was changed to Corea when a U.S. Post Office was established there in 1896. At that time, only a footpath connected it to Prospect Harbor, located a few miles to the west. The village of Prospect Harbor is where the Municipal office of Gouldsboro is today.
Corea is only about 7 miles from the entrance to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park and only about 4.5 miles from the Park's exit. If you find yourself in the area, especially if in Prospect Harbor (viewing the lighthouse perhaps) which is on the Schoodic Scenic Byway, set aside a few minutes to drive over to Corea. You will likely discover many great photographic opportunities. View the Schoodic map to see how to get there.
coastal U.S. Route 1, follow Maine State Highway 195 south, crossing Route 186 in Prospect Harbor. At this point,
195 takes a more westerly direction until arriving in Corea. If leaving Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula,
take a right iat the first stop sign or stop light n Birch Harbor onto Highway 186 then take another right In Prospect
Harbor onto Highway 195.
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