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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
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Nice little place to visit

A short walk on a trail from the parking lot the lighthouse rewards you with a nice view overlooking the ocean. What a cute little lighthouse! I am glad we went.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk on a trail from the parking lot the lighthouse rewards you with a nice view overlooking the ocean. What a cute little lighthouse! I am glad we went.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from the parking lot (less than 1/4 mile) takes you to this nice lighthouse with commanding views of the surrounding area. There is also a nice rocky beach accessible from the parking lot.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

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 November 20, 2016

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 November 1, 2016 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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