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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Address: Bass Harbor, ME
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78%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Union, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited the light house on a windy, cloudy and rainy day that did not make the experience anyhow less, in fact make it exceptionally very nice to see that this light house with its placement, is standing there facing the wind, the big Atlantic waves so calmly and intact for hundred years. it is just fascinating and give you... More 

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Even though you can only view a part of it from the walk, it was still nice. Steep steps and rocky steps once you are down there but if you use caution, it's a nice place. Glad we were able to see it.

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Suffield, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

got up super early and was at the light house at 615am for sunrise. The path down is steep and had a lot of stairs (wood and stone). The path can be a little dangerous so you need to pay attention. Sunlight peaking up and then on light house was awesome. This was a true highlight of the trip. Would... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is neat if you haven't yet seen a lighthouse in New England, but it is really small is is not all that exciting.

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Wells, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Nice ride to the other side of Mt Desert Island. Pleasant walk on trail to view the lighthouse and water. Lots of places to stop for ice cream etweenthere and Bar Harbor

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Danbury, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Okay looking lighthouse, but very hard to find parking. Many cars pulling into the lot with very few spaces. You can find better looking lighthouse along the coast of Maine.

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Bedford, England
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367 reviews 367 reviews
238 attraction reviews
598 helpful votes 598 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We cannot understand why the reviews are so good for this lighthouse. We were distinctly under-whelmed by this small example of Maine lighthouses. It's a long drive if you going here specifically for this, lucklily we only stopped on our way past. Not recommended.

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San Mateo, CA
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201 reviews 201 reviews
56 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were staying in Southwest Harbor so the lighthouse was not far from us. We went early in the morning (9ish) and got there before the crowds. When looking at the lighthouse from the parking lot, look to your left and you will see a trail that leads you to a flight of steps that offers you a great view... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

So far maybe I am the only member who writes a negative review about Bass Harbor head light. But this review is based on my family trip with young kids in the afternoon in late August Personally, I was so disappointed at this attraction. Before I left Acadia national park, I made my decision to visit Bass Harbor head lighthouse... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were directed to this lighthouse by our waiter in Bar Harbor. The light is red and is a cheerful sign along the coast.

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