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Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

2 Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College Campus, South Portland, ME 04106
866-570-5706
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Fishing
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Scarborough, Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Brought our kids (7 & 2.5) here and they loved it. You really should wear sensible shoes here if you want to walk to the lighthouse: it requires walking across large boulders that aren't connected with mortar. Mt oldest was a bit apprehensive at first, but once he did it, he was hooked. My youngest was the same and insisted... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We went to this lighthouse above all specifically because you could tour the inside- and it was absolutely worth the $5 charge. The guides are knowledgable and informed about the history of both the lighthouse and Portland, and the views could not be beat. We ended up spending over an hour there without realizing! Great experience all around.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great lighthouse, but an even better trip to the lighthouse. You park at the little museum at the end of the campus, and then trek out the rocks and you can actually go up and touch the lighthouse. Awesome. One word of warning - that lighthouse looks tiny from a distance, and it may not be a giant among lighthouses,... More

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Vernon, New Jersey
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18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This lighthouse is one of a kind! It takes a long time to walk across all the breakers. Definitely wear sneakers though because I wore flip flops. It is beautiful! I would return in a heartbeat! It is funny because it is on a community college campus and you would not think it is there. I enjoyed this lighthouse.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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138 attraction reviews
706 helpful votes 706 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

No trip to the Greater Portland area is complete without a visit to the Spring Point Ledge Light and all the other lighthouses within a few miles. I revisited with two friends who also like to stop here at least once a year. It's one of our favorites because one can walk right up to it, and there are other... More

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Sidney, New York, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We did a car tour of the light houses and were glad we did! Did not have to ride a tour bus and be limited to 1/2 hour per stop ( although the 2 light houses on private land only needed about 5 minutes max... not much to do when you can't walk around!) this light house was interesting and... More

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SIDNEY
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed walking out on the breakers to the lighthouse. Parking close by. Did this as part of a 5 lighthouse driving tour I found on the internet (this was my 4th stop). The entire tour cost me only my gas which was minimal.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You can climb and tour this caisson lighthouse, a very unusual opportunity, and very convenient just 10 minutes from downtown Portland. Check their web site, but generally they are open weekends from 11-3 in summer. There is a $5 donation, but you get a real tour with knowledgeable docents. Wear good sneakers as you have to approach by walking the... More

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Gales Ferry, CT
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166 reviews 166 reviews
40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is a treacherous walk out the 850 ft. stone causeway to get to the light, but a wonderful view once you get there. I was was fortunate to be there on a Saturday when the lighthouse was open to visitors (for a nominal $5 donation). The guides were very knowledgeable about the light and the area. I've visited quite... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great views of Civil War forts and WWII facilities. The walk to the lighthouse can be rough for small children and seniors. You don't have to walk to the lighthouse to get the great photos.

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