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Owl's Head State Park

Port Clyde, ME
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Port Clyde
Type: State Parks
Description: Maine state park is home to Owl's Head lsighthouse.
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Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice short hike to lighthouse with gorgeous views. The day we went we even got to go up in the lighthouse.

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Montreal, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The short 3-minute hike to the lighthouse from parking provides sweeping views of the nearby channels and islands. The whole setting is just amazing. However, the lighthouse is quite small. There was a lineup when I visited and I did not bother getting in.

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Hartford, CT
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16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nice views of the shore on a clear day. You should expect a little bit of an uphill walk to get there, plus the stairs up to the lighthouse itself. The volunteer was letting people inside, but there was a line building on the stairs when I arrived (around 11:15 on a Sunday morning). I decided not to go in.... More

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Nanuet, New York
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

There are very nice views of the water here, and the lighthouse itself is very nice. You can climb up right to it and walk around it. The problem I had was that the only places to get a good view of the lighthouse were on the steps leading up to it, which aren't wide and thus not a good... More

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Colorado Springs
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72 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We happened to visit while there were volunteers available and were able to go up into the lighthouse. Great little museum staffed by volunteers with photos of the area and historical pics of the light house and coast guard station. Has the original lens on this light---a bit of a hike up the stairs (not handicap accessible) and a small... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife & I stopped by just expecting to see the lighthouse, but were pleasantly surprised to find that American Lighthouse Foundation volunteers were there opening a new interpretive exhibit & giftshop. Very nice. The fog kept us from seeing the view of Rockland Harbor, but created an appropriate setting, especially with the foghorn sounding!

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I spent several hours here photographing the boats passing by, the wildlife and the lighthouse. The views from the top of the lighthouse are stunning!!

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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

On your way to the park be sure to stop at the general store for lunch or to browse around. Great and unique gifts as well as a good lunch prepared before your eyes. The Owl's Head coffee was outstanding! Most of all the ambiance is straight out of the 40's - a great place to eat, talk and wind... More

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Norridgewock
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

It is a little bit of a walk to the lighthouse. There stairs to get up to it as well as a ramp. Small rocky beach there as well.

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upstate new york
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This beach is lovely, soft sand and nice water. Go at HIGH TIDE...low tide is not so nice as the water is out so far that you have to traverse a lot of rocks to get to the water. At high tide, it's a nice soft sand bottom to the water. It's a good size beach, but lots of poison... More

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