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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor, ME
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews 191 reviews
62 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Bass Harbor and didn't realize you need a park pass to park at most trailheads, etc. So, hard lesson learned early - get pass before thinking about hiking, sightseeing. Although, I must say I only saw one park ranger the whole week - I think they are understaffed. Picturesque Lighthouse that you can get up pretty close... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the most beautiful lighthouse in Maine. There is no fee and you can walk a little path and some steps down to the rocks to take beautiful pictures of the lighthouse.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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259 reviews 259 reviews
40 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse after buying a print if it at a local art show. The lighthouse is a bit on the squat side and is all on the land. (Not on a jutting out piece of land.) It's really quite neat looking. You can go down to the lighthouse on both sides. We went down the... More

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New Hampshire, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Must see, great place to stop and take in the view. Ample parking. Little bit of a steep hill that you have to go down and back up.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a fabulous lighthouse to visit. You can take an easy and short paved path down to view the lighthouse or opt to take a trail that leads down a steep multi-level staircase that brings you onto the spectacular rocky coast line where you can take extraordinary photos of the lighthouse from a different perspective. Climbing around on the... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went here with our family. We took the short hike down to the rocks to get better photos, and it was a great place to explore. Our kids (7 and up) were able to enjoy walking all along the rocks.

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Boerne, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Easy walk to lighthouse. Maybe we needed to take the trail to get the full effect, but we were too worn out.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love lighthouses and was glad, that we stopped here. It is a nice little lighthouse in a calm surrounding.

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Locust Grove, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Be sure and take the trail that leads down to the rocks. Its an excellent vantage point to take pictures

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Ocean View, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved our visit to Bass Harbor Light Station to see the lighthouse and walk the path to the left of the lighthouse for breathtaking postcard views. Go down the wooden steps to the stone steps and you are on the cliffs and can see the lighthouse to the right. The views are breathtaking and it is so peaceful. The... More

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