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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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Powder Springs, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Rochester, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
45 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
78 helpful votes 78 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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