Cranberry Point - Corea, Maine
Cranberry Point is the southern most section of land in the village of Corea which is actually part of the Down East municipality of Gouldsboro in Hancock County. It overlooks the Gulf of Maine to the south and has views of several small islands to the west including Western Island. Please note that the point itself is on private land. Access is via a dead-end road with no parking or turnaround. It is not meant as a gathering place for the general public. Space is very limited and there are no public facilities. If going here, please be mindful that this is a quiet community with private homes and properties.
Cranberry Point is about 8 miles from the entrance to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park and about 5.5 miles from the Park's exit.
Cranberry Point GPS: 44.385345, -67.982443
How to Get to Corea
From coastal U.S. Route 1 (on the Ellsworth side), take a right onto Maine State Highway 195 south, crossing Route 186 in Prospect Harbor. At this point, 195 takes a more easterly direction until arriving in Corea. Be sure to drive slowly as you are in a very small coastal community with narrow winding roads. (If you came along U.S. Route 1 from the eastern part of Maine, take a left onto Route 186 then a left onto 195 in Prospect Harbor.) Continue south through Corea for about a mile. If starting your drive after leaving Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula, take a right in Birch Harbor onto Highway 186 then a right in Prospect Harbor onto Highway 195. While in Prospect Harbor (also part of Gouldsboro), take note of the lighthouse in the harbor.
Undiscovered Schoodic Area
There is a raw beauty to be found in the coast of Maine. It has been aged and shaped by geological forces over millions of years. You can see it in the granite and the bands of black intrusive basalt in places like Schoodic Peninsula. But the real soul and ambiance of the rustic Maine coast still exists in the small quiet fishing villages such as Corea. These communities should be held in reverence and handled with great respect. As with the land, it takes a certain type of rugged individual to survive here. The land and its generations of people are one. Please be careful when visiting this area to not disturb their tranquility.