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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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Greenville, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were driving up the coast to Bar Harbor and spent the night at The Craignair Inn in Spruce Head. On a whim we turned off to visit Owl's Head State Park and Lighthouse. Beautiful views, cool lighthouse and "beach" - well worth a side excursion.

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Glendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you can't get great images at this lighthouse you should have your camera confiscated! Wonderful setting minutes from Rockland. Well worth the bike ride or drive. Nice little museum nearby.

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Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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