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Owls Head Lighthouse

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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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We had a good day to visit. There was some haze on the ocean but a wonderful breeze and good picture taking weather. You get to the lighthouse by walking a little way from a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Northwood, New Hampshire
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Northwood, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a good day to visit. There was some haze on the ocean but a wonderful breeze and good picture taking weather. You get to the lighthouse by walking a little way from a parking area in Owl's Head State Park. Had no idea we had to walk in but it wasn't too very far to walk. Once you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our short visit to Owl's Head Lighthouse. The volunteer on duty gave us a very good overview of this lighthouse as well as an orientation to the chain of lighthouses along the coast. He gave us good suggestions on which ones to visit on our trek southward which would highlight the different/varied types of structures and lights. Found... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There is a short walk to the lighthouse from the parking area then quite a climb up the stairs to the lighthouse. My mother climbed the stairs when she was 89 years old. The lady who was working in the yard at the tenders house said, as far as she knew, my mother was the oldest person that climbed the... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is the best in Maine as far as I am concerned - there is just something special about it that puts the rest of them in the shade. Whenever we visit I feel the same thrill of climbing up the steps to the light and to see the view of the water. Looking forward to my next visit !!

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Hartford, CT
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37 helpful votes 37 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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