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“We went looking for lighthouses, but”

Two Lights State Park
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Full Day Maine Lighthouse Trail Tour from Nashua NH
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Austin
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96 reviews
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“We went looking for lighthouses, but”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Found an extraordinary setting of rock formation and crashing surf. There is a sign pointing to the lighthouses before you enter the state park. We followed the sign and found a parking lot with a view of both lighthouses, neither of which is accessible. The side trip was well worth it though to see and climb across the sweeping expanse of exposed shale formations which are easily accessed from the parking lot. The crashing surf is a spectacular sight and sound. A nice lobster shack surrounded by clean picnic tables provide a panoramic view of the Atlantic. All in all, a very pleasant interlude.

Visited September 2012
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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
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“Really One Light . . .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

If you want to see lighthouses, the name of this state park is misleading. First off, you don't need to go into the park & pay the fee to see the lighthouses. Second, only one is worth looking at - the other is out of use, in a neighborhood, hard to find, not much of a lighthouse really. Third, the rocks really are much more interesting here than either lighthouse. And Finally, you will not get the "twin" lighthouses in the same picture, no matter how hard you try.

Visited August 2012
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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“A Small Park on Maine's Rockbound Coast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Two Lights State Park is named for two nearby lighthouses; neither beacon stands within its boundaries. At the gate we paid a park ranger $4 to enter by car. The partly paved, mostly dirt, crescent-shaped parking lot was half-full. Our respective restrooms, our first stops, were clean and well-stocked with the indispensables. We walked several dirt and rock paths along a rocky shoreline. The open-ocean views were dull, but the crash of surf upon rocks made up for it. A few ruins of World War II fortifications peppered the grounds. For first-timers the views and ruins may be worth toting cameras. Picnic tables awaited the hungry, as dis iron grills well-rusted by salty air. We most enjoyed the shoreline's exposed geology. We least liked having to pay to visit.

Visited September 2012
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Island Lake, Illinois
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“lighthouse plus Lobster Shack!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Two Lights doesn't really make for great Maine lighthouse photos since the lights don't line up well to get them both in one shot. They also badly need painting plus one is now privately owned and the other is not open to the public so, in my opinion, the only reason for visiting is to have a great lobster dinner at the nearby Lobster Shack! Eat outside beside the sea at the picnic tables - this is THE way to enjoy lobster in Maine!

Visited September 2011
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Fort Edward, New York
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“breath taking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

beautiful views from the rocks as the waves come crashing in, there are two lights that are on each side of the park and the fog horns sound so misterious .very relaxing place .

Visited September 2011
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