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Prospect-Harbor is a small fishing village located on the southern end of the Gouldsboro Peninsula in Downeast Maine. This working harbor is about an hour from Acadia National Park and the tourist area of Bar Harbor. Prospect Harbor offers the best of both worlds; quintessential Maine, conveniently located near shops and restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, lighthouses and state and national parks, yet small and remote enough to be as quiet and relaxing as you wish. Prospect Harbor has its' own lighthouse, which sits on a Navy Base, built in 1891. It is not open to the public, except on special occasions, but can be seen across the harbor from Route 186 in Prospect Harbor. Visitors can also drive to the entrance of the Navy facility at the end of the Lighthouse Point Road off Route 195 for a good view of the lighthouse. Activities in the area include boating, fishing, sea kayaking, whale watching excursions, hiking, biking, golf and wildlife viewing. Prospect Harbor is just minutes to the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, a 2,166 acre wildlife preserve with forest, fields and shoreline. The Refuge contains two walking trails that are known for their excellent bird and wildlife watching. Other nearby attractions include the Fraser Point day use area, Schoodic Head, Grandstone Neck and the Winter Harbor Lighthouse.

Surrounding areas: Corea, Maine (2.6 mi), Winter Harbor, Maine (5.0 mi), Petit Manan Point, Maine (6.3 mi), Steuben, Maine (7.6 mi), Sorrento, Maine (8.7 mi), Bar Harbor, Maine (9.2 mi), Milbridge, Maine (11.3 mi)

Prospect Harbor Vacation Rentals

Prospect Harbor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME8.7 mi.(207) 288-8004
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-5823
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME9.5 mi.(207) 288-3358
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME9.5 mi.(207) 288-5403
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME9.9 mi.(207) 288-5801
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME10.1 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME10.1 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME10.1 mi.(207) 288-9723
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME20.7 mi.(207) 667-5548
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME21.0 mi.(207) 667-9341
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME21.1 mi.(207) 667-1345

Prospect Harbor Weather & Climate

Southeast Maine , along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a distinct four-season climate. This area, often referred to as "Downeast Maine," includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Visitors are advised to come prepared for a variety of weather conditions in this part of Maine because the climate is highly changeable. Temperatures in summer can range as much as 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter fog or rain at any time. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. This moisture occurs in every form at Acadia National Park. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 5.94 in. -
February 34°F 13°F 4.52 in. 36°F
March 41°F 22°F 5.46 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.93 in. 43°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.53 in. 49°F
June 74°F 51°F 4.10 in. 54°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. 58°F
August 78°F 56°F 2.93 in. 62°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.42 in. 58°F
October 57°F 38°F 4.86 in. 54°F
November 47°F 28°F 6.42 in. 52°F
December 36°F 16°F 5.81 in. 44°F

Prospect Harbor Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 16 miles west of Prospect Harbor in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 48 miles northwest of Prospect Harbor in Bangor, Maine, and finally the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located roughly 58 miles west of Prospect Harbor in Rockland, Maine.

Prospect Harbor Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME17.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME3.7 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME9.2 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME15.3 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME17.2 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME17.4 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME24.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME53.2 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME105.5 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME111.2 mi.
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME13.3 mi. 
Roque Bluffs State ParkME30.0 mi. 
Machias State ParkME36.5 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME38.8 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME57.6 mi.(Art)

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