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Egg Rock Light

Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME 04605
207-288-3338
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Lighthouses
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took a fishing boat and it included a trip by the island. I think we saw about a hundred seals on the shore of the island.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Perfect trip for 5&8 year old. Lobster & Seals. Two hours on the boat was just right. Explained everything about lobsters while bringing up several traps and then slowly went around island watching seals. Great fun!

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Peterborough, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a beautiful piece of history. Everything looks so well preserved or you can tell that the people have taken great care of the light houses. You can see many seals in the water as well as up on the rocks around the light houses. It's breath taking. The seals are ginormous! Very friendly and curious to what you are... More

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Titusville
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1,077 reviews 1,077 reviews
754 attraction reviews
792 helpful votes 792 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We have passed this light many times in our boat and since the water is deep around the island, you can come quite close. However, today we took some pictures from the very top of Cadillac Mountain and it was a lovely sight. Usually, the seals are now the keepers of the light. Most of the boat tours will take... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A beautiful drive! There was so much to see and so many quaint shops to stop at. The ocean views were amazing!

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Copley, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Up close with this abandoned lighthouse on a boat tour at low tide. Lots of seals basking in the 70+ degree weather. Interesting historical story and how families used to live on the island to keep the lighthouse fire stoked. Hard to get a good view of this island, unless you are on a tour boat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

It's nice to see lighthouses like this still working, even though the lighthouse keeper has gone away. The seals have taken up residence out there on the island and the occassional bald eagle. Be sure to see it on one of the many tour boats when you are out and about.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Lovely old lighthouse used for research of marine life. You can't get on the island so taking a boat trip or whale watching will get you close enough to see the seals sunning on the rock cliffs.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went on the nature tour and saw Egg Rock Lighthouse from the boat tour and it is for sure something to see. beuatiful and all the rocks around it with the seals and birds, etc. great pictures!

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Springfield, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
98 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Saw Egg Rock light house up close while on a nature cruise. Odd looking but very special light house guarding Bar Harbor. Saw many seals and learned other interesting things about this light house. Very pleasent trip.

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