Corea, Maine located in Hancock County on the southeastern part of the Gouldsboro Peninsula, is a classic Down East 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 the villages of 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. (see photos)
Corea was originally called Indian Harbor until the name was changed in 1896 when a U.S. Post Office was established there. At that time, there was only a footpath connecting 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 (11.3 km) from the entrance to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park and only about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) 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 including the delightful Cranberry Point. View the Schoodic map to see how to get there.
From 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 at the first stop sign or stop light n Birch Harbor onto Highway 186 then take another right In Prospect Harbor onto Highway 195.
GPS: Latitude 44.400736; Longitude -67.97533
Chamber of Commerce: (207) 963-7658
Gouldsboro Fire Department (Volunteer):
Emergency Dispatch: (207) 963-7788
Normal Business: (207) 963-5582
28 Main Street, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669-0167
Municipal Business: (207) 963-5589
59 Main Street, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
Gouldsboro Police Department:
P.O. Box 68, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
Day Phone: (207) 963-5589; Night: (207) 667-7575
Peninsula Consolodated School: (207) 963-2003
71 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
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