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Owls Head Lighthouse

44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
207-941-4014
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Owls Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Rochester, New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We made it down to the State beach (no fee) and took our chairs down to the rocky beach. There is a nice lawn with picnic tables. We simply relaxed, enjoyed the beautiful views and read the Sunday paper. We then took a stroll up to the lighthouse where the views were even better. A short walk thru the lighthouse... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are a lighthouse fan, this is worth the trip. It is definitely off the beaten path but well worth a visit. There is not a sign in the parking lot as to where the lighthouse is located so just follow the main, larger pathway. This is a short walk and easy to navigate. You will soon see the... More

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Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the only lighthouse out of many that I actually went in on my trip. The lighthouse itself it not very tall and it was just a few rung climb on the ladder up. The volunteer at the bottom and the top were very friendly and knowledgeable. Definately worth a stop. They head to the General Store for a... More

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Special iconic spot overlooking penobscot bay and islands while learning a bit about lighthouse history.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a short walk to the base of the lighthouse and another short walk up a couple of flights of stairs to the lighthouse itself. A very pretty 270 degree view of the water & islands with a wooded area to the back. Worth a day trip, as are most of the peninsula`s.

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Vienna, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went early in the morning, so did not get to see inside, but the advantage was that no one else was there either. Climbed steps to beautiful view of cove and bay, could hear chickadees and plenty of other birds. A lovely spot and pretty park too. Photos on park bulletin boards below give history and show how Owl's Head... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We road bikes from Rockland harbor out to Owls Head Light House. Great ride. It's best to do the loop around Owls Head. Going out had a few hills but once we left this beautiful spot we continued the loop with little or no difficulty. Our only regret was we packed a lunch and missed out on Owls Head General... More

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Saline, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We don't need to go inside the lighthouse or the light apparatus to enjoy lighthouses, but some people do. The hours for this and other lights on Penobscot Bay are short and sometimes irregular. Call ahead if you want to walk inside. If you're content to roam the grounds, enjoy the sea breezes, and smell the air, then just go... More

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Los Angeles
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Look, it's not that the lighthouse is particularly spectacular, but this is a quaint lighthouse with a beautiful view and the ability for you to climb up into the lighthouse to view the original equipment from France. But even more endearing are the volunteer woman who greets you at the door and the volunteer man who recounts all of the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

By definition, lighthouses are placed where they have unobstructed visibility. You will be rewarded in similar fashion. This light is easily reached, it's a short (3 miles or so) drive from downtown Rockland, with plenty of other interesting stuff nearby...so do go. A very, very short hike from the parking area, up a fairly steep (but still wheelchair accessible) ramp..and... More

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