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Winter Harbor

Lighthouse in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Lighthouse in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Photo Credit: Jeremy D'Entremont


Winter Harbor is a classic fishing village in Hancock County with a year-round population of fewer than 1,000 people. The town got its name because the harbor does not freeze over in winter. This fact made it an attractive port for local fishermen and today it still has a full, active fleet of lobster boats. On the second Saturday in August, you can help local residents celebrate this industry at the Winter Harbor Lobster festival. You can watch lobster boat races, shop at a craft fair that includes more than 80 exhibitors, eat a Maine lobster dinner, and watch a parade.


Throughout the summer months, you can see art exhibits, concerts and performances at the Schoodic Arts for All art center. You can also shop at galleries, studios and shops for Maine-made items. On the western shore of the Grindstone Neck section of town, you'll find views of Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. The southern section, Grindstone Point, has views of Mark Island Lighthouse, Ned Island, Turtle Island, and the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. You can drive along the Schoodic National Scenic Byway through Winter Harbor and into the Schoodic section of the park.

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