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Owls Head Lighthouse

Address: 44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: 207-941-4014
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Owls Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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Hartford, CT
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Unlike some hard-to-reach lighthouses, the Owls Head Light is easily accessible by foot in about 3 minutes from a parking lot in the surrounding nature preserve. You get a wonderful view of the nearby islands and channels, as well as the Rockland-Vinalhaven ferry passing by. The lighthouse is looked after by preservationists and is in excellent condition. Interior visits are... More 

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Freeport, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stumbled upon the sign for Owls Head Lighthouse and decided to go. It was just starting to sprinkle a bit, but it was very windy. We walked through the path to the lighthouse and went up the steps to get up and close to the lighthouse. The view was pretty, but it was so windy and cold we didn't... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife, a close friend and myself visited this lighthouse on a rather windy and cool but clear day and found it to represent many of the Maine lighthouses. We were a bit surprised to see so may other visitors on site. The lighthouse itself is a short walk from the parking area and is most accessible for all to... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Owls Head Lighthouse is totally inaccessible. The parking area is a rough dirt/rock lot. The very long walk to the lighthouse is up and down a poorly graded dirt/rock roadway. In my opinion,it would clearly be quite dangerous for a person with limited mobility to negotiate the terrain. I in the wheelchair could only get about 20 feet without... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have enjoyed many of Maine's light houses and find them most interesting. On this trip this was the only light house we visited. It is off the beaten path, but we found well worth the visit. From the light house peek there are remarkable views in all directions. It's a lovely walk to the light as well.

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Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
42 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Quintessential New England Lighthouse. The lighthouse is reached by a short walk and there is a good flight of steps up to the lighthouse itself. The lighthouse is ocassionally open for visitors to climb to the top, but wasn't on the day we visited.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This lighthouse is the first one that we've been able to go into as well as being able to go into the light keepers house. Great experience, the grounds were kept up perfect and the views were just breathe taking. Anyone who is handycaped would not be able to go into either the lighthouse or the keeper's house. Anyone who... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. The cost to enter the park is $4 ($2 per person). The park is owned and operated by the city and the lighthouse is Coast Guard property. There are docents that gave a good history of the lighthouse and small parties could climb to the top. Facilities are park... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Maine definitely knows how to do a lighthouse. This one was about a 15 minute walk from the vacation home me and my in-laws were staying at for the weekend so we took the walk over to the park to check it out. The harbor at Owls Head is beautiful and this lighthouse is definitely the highlight. It is a... More 

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Vienna, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Either to the lighthouse or the rocky beach! this is a nice interlude in a remote part of the region. Don't miss the General Store in Owls ahead, which is a great place to get sandwiches or burgers!

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