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Winter-Harbor is located on Frenchman Bay in Hancock County and the southern part of town is occupied by a portion of Acadia National Park on Schoodic Point. Winter Harbor is home to two nature preserves: Schoodic Island, a 61-acre nesting site for bald eagles and sea birds managed by Acadia National Park and The Nature Conservancy. The second nature preserve is Turtle Island, which is almost entirely covered by a 150-year old spruce-fir forest, which maintains a colony of great blue herons. The interior of this preserve is closed during the nesting season. Described as a "classic Maine lobster village," Winter Harbor maintains an active lobster fleet with very few retail or commercial establishments. A small U.S. Navy installation lies a few miles south of the village toward Schoodic Point. Places of interest include Grindstone Neck, which is a community of exclusive waterfront "cottages" built at the end of the 19th century by affluent members of New York and Philadelphia "society." The Grindstone Neck Association maintains a 9-hole oceanfront golf course and clubhouse, which is said to have some of the most scenic golfing in New England. Limited public access is available at certain times and the association also has a yacht club located on the west shore of inner Winter Harbor. Membership is limited to Grindstone Neck residences, but docking and overnight moorings are available to visiting vessels.

Surrounding areas: Prospect Harbor, Maine (5.0 mi), Corea, Maine (6.2 mi), Bar Harbor, Maine (7.5 mi), Petit Manan Point, Maine (9.1 mi), Sorrento, Maine (10.5 mi), Acadia, Maine (11.1 mi), Northeast Harbor, Maine (11.4 mi)

Winter Harbor Vacation Rentals

Winter Harbor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME7.1 mi.(207) 288-8004
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME7.3 mi.(207) 288-5823
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME7.5 mi.(207) 288-5403
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME7.9 mi.(207) 288-3358
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.5 mi.(207) 288-5801
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-9723
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME21.2 mi.(207) 667-5548
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME21.6 mi.(207) 667-9341
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME21.7 mi.(207) 667-1345

Winter 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

Winter 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 northwest of Winter Harbor in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 49 miles northwest of Winter Harbor in Bangor, Maine, and finally the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located roughly 54 miles west of Winter Harbor in Rockland, Maine.

Winter Harbor Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME16.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME 
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME7.5 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME11.4 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME13.3 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME17.6 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME25.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME50.1 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME107.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME110.9 mi.
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME13.1 mi. 
Roque Bluffs State ParkME34.1 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME37.4 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME54.0 mi.(Art)

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