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Owls Head Lighthouse

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Address: 44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-941-4014
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Another stunning day in Maine

I waited ages for someone to leave the top step of the stairs so I could take a picture without the view being compromised - she eventually took the hint and I got my pictures !!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Dennis P
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I waited ages for someone to leave the top step of the stairs so I could take a picture without the view being compromised - she eventually took the hint and I got my pictures !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy walk, a few steps and a short climb to a view from inside- can't do that everyday from the Colorado mountains. A MUST SEE for anyone to Owls Head!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here solely on a recommendation of a friend. So glad I did. It was an easy walk to the lighthouse and the view from the top was simply amazing! Took the left hand trail also and found myself on a beach all to myself! I was lucky enough to watch a lobster boat pulling traps right in the bay!... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This lighthouse offered amazing views, and was only a short walk to reach. I love visiting lighthouses and this one was a special one. Thankfully the gift shop was open in mid Octoner and definitely worth a stop if it is open when you visit.

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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We loved it even though it is not a picture postcard view. But well worth the easy walk and the ocean views.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The lighthouse wasn't open when we were there, not sure if it is ever open to the public, but it's another one of those iconic Maine lighthouses, close to Rockland, and with a three way view of the water and nearby islands. We saw a fisherman pulling in his lobster traps (couldn't tell if he caught anything or not) and... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The walk to the lighthouse was easy. There were a few places to stop and take pictures before the lighthouse. Views from the observation area is incredible. The Maine pet friendly guide said that pets were welcome. When we arrived, there was a sign saying not pet beyond this point. We were very disappointed since we had only chosen this... More 

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Haymarket, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Having just left Camden where it was a toasty 83, arrived at Owls Head Lighthouse just before closing where the wind off the water dropped temps to the 50s and there was the feeling of wind chill. We hiked up the trail from the parking area to the lightkeeper’s house and light – still run by the Coast Guard. Looked... More 

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

Worth the walk in from the parking lot. Check out the interpretive program in the house at the base of the light....interesting to see the keeper's house, and some really nice panoramic postcards there as well. Good view of the light from just beyond it, off the wooden decking onto the dirt path.

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Loretto, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Worth the 10 minute walk to the lighthouse, relatively easy terrain. About 50 steps up to lighthouse and good narrative by volunteers. Spectacular views as you might expect. Nice little park for picnics. Free!

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