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Address: 1 Beacon Ave, Camden, ME 04843-2205
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice to see, a little tricky to get to.

Just a few minutes drive outside of downtown Camden - but also walkable from downtown. The "lookout" was not well labeled or maintained. Basically there are a couple of parking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
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Lowell, Ma
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Lowell, Ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Just a few minutes drive outside of downtown Camden - but also walkable from downtown. The "lookout" was not well labeled or maintained. Basically there are a couple of parking spots on the side of the road near the lookout sign. And then a short trail through the woods that opens up to a view of the lighthouse. I went... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This lighthouse is very hard to find as there is limited signage, well only one sign to be truthful. There is also only two parking spots and the locals guard any available parking with the classic sign, " private property". A lovely lighthouse but I guess best enjoyed from a boat.

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Not well marked, but there are 2 parking spaces near the little path (there is a sign). Very picturesque light, with sailboats floating by. With a good zoom on your camera, you can get a great shot. Worth a quick stop to see this beauty.

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Richmond, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We took one of the boat rides that took us by the lighthouse. It is a great photo opportunity. The lighthouse is maintained by a family that lives there. I recommend the boat trips to combine the visit with other interesting views.

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Thank kspeaker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

interesting Island, takes one back in time as to how life was for the keeper and wife. Beautiful views from the Island.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Located on a sliver of public land in a nice residential district off of Bayview Street, a short path leads you to a nice view of Curtis Island Light. This is a nice diversion from traditional tourist destinations.

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful lighthouse and worth checking out if you are in the Camden area. This is very easy to get here as you are traveling on Highway 1, it is not far off the main road.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is an attractive little lighthouse that is best seen from the water. We saw it during a sunset cruise on the Schooner Surprise. A very picturesque appearance.

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Union, maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A cruise from Camden past Curtis is a great way to spend a few hours at sea. You may bring your own BYOB and some ships serve wine, cheese and crackers. Bring a lunch if you wish. The cruise ships do not stop at the island, but you will have easy photo opportunities.

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Hope, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

The island is lovely and unspoiled with a charming lighthouse. We kayaked out with friends and visited and it was a great day trip.

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