The village of Prospect Harbor, Maine is located in Downeast Hancock County on the southeastern part of the Gouldsboro Peninsula. Small and quiet with excellent views of the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse, lobster boats and other vessels, it was originally called Watering Cove and is actually part of the municipality of Gouldsboro that also includes Birch Harbor, Corea, South Gouldsboro, and West Gouldsboro. Area activities include fishing, boating, hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, and whale watching. (View Prospect Harbor hotos)
Prospect Harbor is the last point on the Schoodic Scenic Byway that takes you from Sullivan (on the northwest in the map), along U.S. Route 1 to Route 186 going south to Winter Harbor. From here the Scenic Byway goes south through Acadia National Park then veers north and arrives at Prospect Harbor.
The village is only about 5 miles from the entrance to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park and only about 2 miles from the Park's exit. It is well worth the visit when at Schoodic and you may want to explore the fishing village of Corea as well. View the Schoodic map to see how to get there and its location relative to the park and Mount Desert Island.
For a more direct route from coastal U.S. Route 1, follow Maine State Highway 195 south to Route 186 in Prospect Harbor. If leaving Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula, take a right in Birch Harbor onto Highway 186 and continue for about a mile.
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