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Address: Port Clyde, ME
Description: Maine state park is home to Owl's Head lsighthouse.

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A hidden gem

This is a great little State Park -- a grassy area along the cliff so you can picnic and watch the boats out on the ocean...on the other side is a rocky beach area, with more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Diane H
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Falmouth, Maine

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a great little State Park -- a grassy area along the cliff so you can picnic and watch the boats out on the ocean...on the other side is a rocky beach area, with more picnic spots. And don't forget to take a walk out to the Lighthouse, where you can climb steep stairs to the top for a... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had to take my friends to this lighthouse too. It was open for tours. The museum was open!! Beautiful lighthouse too.

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West Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A great destination on a day ride from Rockland. The view from the lighthouse is spectacular. Go see the water from the lighthouse and then ride the ferry or get out on another boat and see it from the water.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Apart from the obvious attraction of the Lighthouse there is so much more to see in this park. You can relax at one of the picnic tables on the grassy area next to the car park or have a wander around the pebbly beach looking for shells and driftwood and playing in the rock pools or you can go for... More 

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Greenville, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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Address: Port Clyde, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Port Clyde

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