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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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We enjoyed the lovely view from here. It was just a great day for travel and exploring. Would love to return again. The road is not the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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Dannemora, New York
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San Antonio, Texas
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482 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I went onto the island and found myself alone and very peaceful. It was in the off season so I enjoyed the serenity and magnificent vistas it offered.

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Dannemora, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We enjoyed the lovely view from here. It was just a great day for travel and exploring. Would love to return again. The road is not the best.

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The lighthouse is on an island, and in the shoulder season a boat only runs out here 2 days/week. This makes it a perfect kayaking destination, or sailing, motoring...we came here on a beautiful fall day. It is a 5 acre island with lovely trails, benches and picnic tables in all the right spots. Bring a picnic and enjoy yourself!... More 

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1 Thank Pam W
Greenwich, CT
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Lighthouse Tour, not too long a boat ride from the Harbor. Tour is very interesting, given by a former lighthouse keeper. You can also kayak out to the island, and time your trip for when the tour arrives. Beautiful view of the harbor on your way to the lighthouse...And Hey! It's a lighthouse! Who doesn't love them??

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1 Thank 50joanie
Bellport, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great lighthouse to see. Your able to walk through & climb to the light itself. Great area with picnic tables & shade too!

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Ottawa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We kayaked from Boothbay Harbor to Burnt Island. The island views were beautiful and we were fortunate to have great weather. Such a nice quiet place to visit.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I have gone to Boothbay Harbor for years but unbeknownst to me the tour at Burnt Island Lighthouse began approx. 10 years ago. It was an excellent choice. Just a brief 15 minute boat ride and you are there. It was warm and sunny when we arrived. A brief talk to let you know what you will be seeing and... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Fun, short boat ride to Burnt Island w/ spectacular views. Children and adults alike enjoy. Volunteers welcoming and well organized. Nice way to learn about the history of the island. Make sure to bring a rain jacket...just in case.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A definite must do activity. Short boat trip from the harbor to this small island with trails and spectacular views. Good tour of the keeper's house and lighthouse.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited the Burnt Island Lighthouse by boat and discovered a treasure of revived history, well kept island landscape and buildings and a great family spot- even on those days when the living history interpreters were not there.

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