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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Address: Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072449753
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Quick walk from the parking lot to view the lighthouse. Rocks below the lighthouse are a bit challenging, not for persons with limited mobility or small children. Was a must see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Speedy D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick walk from the parking lot to view the lighthouse. Rocks below the lighthouse are a bit challenging, not for persons with limited mobility or small children. Was a must see on our Acadia to do list. I'm sure the view from the ocean side would have been more scenic.

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Thank Speedy D
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two vantage points for this lighthouse - a paved path & a dirt path with a stair case and some rocks. The paved path offers a close up view of the buildings. The dirt path leads to the classic views of this lighthouse - often seen on postcards and travel guides.

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Thank freedom212121
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice 15 minute trip w parking very close. I saw one elderly woman w a cane who turned away from the walk due to a steppish area on the paved walkway.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been here before during the day but have since seen pictures at sunset and decided to check it out today. I did get some pretty pictures. There were a lot of people there, lets just say that it is not a well kept secret to get there for sunset. You can't climb the lighthouse as a coast guard... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bass Harbor Head Light is part of Acadia National Park. An Acadia National Park pass is required to visit. This lighthouse sits high on a bluff overlooking the open North Atlantic. As a lighthouse aficionado, I always like to get the stats on a lighthouse. The present lighthouse was built in 1858. The tower is 32 feet high. The... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely views from both trails to the lighthouse. One goes directly to the lighthouse, the other leads to rocks on the water's edge. Sunset is the perfect time to visit!

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a manned Coast Guard station, this modest lighthouse is more cute and scenic, down the back driveway to the water. Worth seeing, but only if in the area.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the light on a misty, cloudy day and a beautiful day. Surprisingly not crowded both times, perhaps because of its location. There are about 50 steps down to the rocks and for those with good balance and nerve plenty of options to scramble around the rocks for even better views. Enjoy lunch in Bass Harbor or Bernard with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to make the walk down the path to get The Famous View. A tour on the Bass Habor Island Cruise also gets you a wonderful view of the lighthouse!

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Oklahoma City, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No better way to view this lighthouse than from the water. We saw it while on the Island Cruises tour. There were also people on the rocks around the lighthouse. It is truly a really cool lighthouse.

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