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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Acadia National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore Acadia National Park's beautiful foliage and stunning vistas with a self-guided audio tour! Nestled away in the remote, unspoiled nature of Bar Harbor, Maine, Acadia is best known for its vibrant fall colors, which span the color spectrum from radiant yellows to deep reds. This self-guided driving allows you to explore Acadia’s wonders with maximum flexibility and value. You can also use the tour for most of the park shuttle’s Loop #4.<br><br>Due to poor signal in the park, be sure to enable OFFLINE MODE while driving.<br><br>Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!<br><br>Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter password &amp; download tour. When you arrive, go to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route &amp; speed limit for the best experience. <br><br>Password valid from Booking Date to Travel Date plus 30 days!<br><br>This is not an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
$2.50 $5 per adult
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Paul T wrote a review Yesterday
Shelton, Connecticut214 contributions94 helpful votes
First off, parking here is difficult. The lot is small and you can't turn around, so you are forced to sit and wait for a spot. The road leading in to the lot has signs that say no parking so there is really nowhere else to go. I was only here on a Monday in October so I can't imagine the busy season. Then once you finally park, there is a short path down to an old lighthouse that is fenced off for a small viewing area of the ocean, which is okay, but is obstructed by islands. I would say you are better off going to the Ship Harbor or Wonderland trails further along the road, for a 2 mile round trip flat walk with much better views.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MDdnd2001 wrote a review Oct 26
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We didn't realize you could climb out on the rocks to see this back view of the lighthouse. So be warned...wear good/safe shoes. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed our lunch just a few min away on the water.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Empty Nesters wrote a review Oct 19
Louisville, Kentucky229 contributions30 helpful votes
We visited the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse while staying in Bar Harbor. The lighthouse is very beautiful, but the views in this area are amazing. There are nice trails in the areas and we loved clamoring over the rocks. While located away from the main features on the island, it was definitely worth the time to visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Solutions123 wrote a review Oct 18
Austin, Texas116 contributions15 helpful votes
There are two paths to see the Headlight. If you go to the left of the Headlight, you’ll walk down a short path then down steep flight of stairs. Walk out on the rocks and look right.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Bee_Keeper_05 wrote a review Oct 16
Crossville, Tennessee355 contributions51 helpful votes
This lighthouse appears in a lot of pictures. I didn’t even realize it until after I visited it for the 1st time. It is about 15 miles or so drive from Bar Harbor. The best view is from the rocks below the lighthouse. Go to the short trail to the left of the parking lot. I would not recommend going to the rocks if handicapped. There are a lot of steps and large rocks to climb over. The lighthouse is ok, but with the rocks and the waters makes for a nice picture. Happy travels, and they will leave a light on for you.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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