We are located on Coastal Rt. 1 about 18 miles east of the town of Ellsworth. Gouldsboro is directly across Frenchman Bay from Bar Harbor. Use the adjacent map or follow the directions below.
Coming from the West
Proceed through Ellsworth on combined Rts. 1 and 3 and then turn left onto Rt. 1 North as it separates from Rt. 3. Go 16 miles and watch for a Shell Gas Station on the left. We are located about 1/10th of a mile past this Shell Station on the right.
Coming from the East
Follow Rt. 1 South along the coast past the Gouldsboro Post Office (on the left) and then another 1 mile to Acadia View also on your left. (If you see the Shell Gas Station on your right you have gone 1/10th of a mile too far.)
General notes about traveling to the Bar Harbor area and Acadia view. When coming up the coast of Maine, Coastal Rt. 1 is a very scenic approach with many interesting shops, some great views and plenty of homey places to eat. We often suggest to people that they take I-95 as far as Augusta and then cut over to the coast (exit 113) on Rt. 3 which joins with Rt. 1 at Belfast. From Belfast you are about an hour away from Acadia View and it is a nice drive. If you are interesting in avoiding the tourist traffic you can also get to this area by continuing on I-95 to Bangor and exiting onto I-395 (exit 182) which takes you over to Rt. 1A south to Ellsworth. This route saves some time especially on the weekends.
When traveling from Canada via the crossing at Calais we find Rt. 1 to be much more interesting than Rt.9 (stop and see Roosevelt’s Campobello International Park on the way) although you might save a little time by taking Rt. 9 West to Rt. 193 and then down to the coast.