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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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

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New Braunfels Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can hike down to the lighthouse from the parking area but you cannot go inside. There is also a small trail to the left of the parking lot that will take you down to the water. From there you can get a good picture of the lighthouse.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Love lighthouses and this was cool to see. We walked around both sides of it to take our pics.If you have any mobility issues, it's best to stay to the path on the right side.

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Scarborough
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful and breath taking view of the light house and Penobscot Bay. It was cold with a fresh snowfall and was simply beautiful!

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Union, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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28 reviews 28 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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368 reviews 368 reviews
238 attraction reviews
605 helpful votes 605 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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