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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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Dover, New Hampshire
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315 reviews 315 reviews
127 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
40 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We love this lighthouse! We've been in both the winter and summer and loved it. Beautiful views and quintessential Maine feeling. You can walk along the trail down to the beach or to the other side and visit the big light as well as see the Portland Head Light from afar.

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Maine
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70 reviews 70 reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Located between Bug Light and the Portland Head Light the Spring Point Ledge lighthouse is a great place to stop, relax, and walk the ledge out to the light, Kids love it.

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is not an easy lighthouse to visit. Unfortunately we visited when the college was open and most of the parking was for staff and students - that can be a real pain, so be careful about who can park where. However, once you do park and walk to the beach area you will find this little gem. The walk... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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318 reviews 318 reviews
181 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

While not obvious or well marked on how to get to, once you find it, its a cute little lighthouse, although I though Bug Light was nicer. There are some interesting fortifications around the light which make for some fun exploration although it does get a little slippery down by the water. Parking is a snap as well.

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