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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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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a nice walk from the campground we stayed at but you do not get much of a look at this small lighthouse. You can't even get around it for the gates. A large sign placed in the worst spot makes a good photo impossible as well. What would be really nice with all the lighthouses is if they... More

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Auburn, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love this lighthouse (although I am biased based on its history). This lighthouse is beautiful against the pink granite cliffs. The lighthouse has an interesting history. This is the quintessential lighthouse of Maine.

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Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The view of the lighthouse from down on the rocks is one of the best things you'll ever see. This is a must-see when in Maine!

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Fort Worth, TX
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349 reviews 349 reviews
186 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the parking lot you have two options: 1) Follow the paved path down to the lighthouse - beautiful ocean views but the lighthouse is a bit underwhelming as it is small and you can only see it for certain angles as the lighthouse has a family living in it so there are lots of fences around the building. 2)... More

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