Destination guide

A harborside haven in Corea

Drawing visitors with its coastal charm, the fishing village of Corea sits on the Gulf of Maine, an area dotted with tiny islands and picturesque lighthouses. Mornings in town can be spent discovering the burgeoning local art scene and watching the lobster boats bobbing in Corea Harbor, while daytrips lead to a nearby national park for scenic hikes along the rocky shoreline and flower-filled meadows. With a range of Corea vacation rentals available, you're sure to find the perfect spot to take off on coastal adventures, whether you seek a private woodsy cabin or a cozy harborside home with views of the sunset over the water.

Things to do

Adventures in the parks around Corea

One of the top national parks on the East Coast, Acadia National Park is a short jaunt from Corea, perfect for daytrips into nature. There's more than 35,000 acres to explore here, from the sea to the soaring mountains, and miles of trails to get you started, whether you're a beginner looking for short, shorefront paths or a serious trekker ready to climb rocks and summit peaks. Kids will love the interactive exhibits at the nature center that teach about the park's flora and fauna, and the seasonal ranger-led boat trips where you can get hands on with some of the sea creatures that live here.

Activities

Coastal road trips in Corea

While some of the best views of the coast come from boat rides out into the Gulf of Maine, you'll also discover amazing sites driving along the Schoodic Scenic Byway. This 29-mile stretch of road runs from Prospect Harbor, where a picturesque white lighthouse sits between two coves, up the coast of Frenchman Bay, ringing around the Schoodic Peninsula and crossing parts of Acadia National Park along the way. Pack a picnic lunch to make a day of it as there are plenty of spots to stop and admire mountain vistas, classic New England architecture and darling seaside fishing towns.

Weather

Fall foliage in Corea

Autumn on the Gulf of Maine paints the shoreline in vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow as forests in Acadia National Park and beyond change their colors for the cooler months. This fall foliage season is an excellent time to visit Corea. The crowds drawn to the water by the summer heat dwindle but temperatures typically stay pleasant enough in September and October to enjoy the great outdoors on scenic hikes and bike rides. Nights are a bit chilly during this time so why not look for a Corea vacation rental with a fireplace for cozy evenings indoors.

Natural features

Hitting the trails in Corea

Just a mile inland from Corea, a few hundred acres of wetlands and hardwood forests shelter a variety of wading and water birds. The Corea Heath Preserve and parts of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex here offer a chance to hike along the habitats in search of rare plants, beaver dams and migrating fowl. Close to a mile of paths make a loop through the preserve, a quiet respite just off the main road that seems buried in the wilderness.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Corea

Fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), the closest airport, located 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Corea?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 41 vacation rentals near Corea. From 24 Houses to 14 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Corea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Corea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Corea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching: 1,264 vacation rentals
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,272 vacation rentals
  • Bar Harbor Whale Museum: 1,278 vacation rentals
  • Bar Harbor Historical Society: 1,280 vacation rentals
  • Shore Path: 1,266 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Corea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 24 Houses in Corea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Corea include:

  • Cabins: 14 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Corea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 35 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Corea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.