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“Outstanding!”

Owls Head Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Owls Head
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The setting and lighthouse are worth visiting. A visit to the top to see the Fresnel lens is awesome. The volunteers are knowledgeable about the Lighthouse and surrounding area, view of Acadia from the top. Definitely worth a stop. The shop next door is a must see.

Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This isn't the most impressive or the most beautiful of Maine's lighthouses. But it is one of the few in which you can climb to the top, enter the lantern and observe the working fresnel lens and light up close. The volunteer guides from the American Lighthouse Association are friendly. So, if you decide to visit, check ahead of time to be sure the guides are on duty. You'll have to climb a ling set of stairs up a hill to the lighthouse itself. Then, you must make your way up a metal ship's ladder through a hatch into the lantern. And, only three or four people at a time can go up. So, anyone with knee problems, balance issues, or claustrophobia might want to stay on the ground. But, going up into the lantern is really a treat and the view is really beautiful.

Thank JDBonthemove
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Lighthouses and Maine are so well linked and here is a small but very accessible lighthouse we toured on National Lighthouse Day! The place is well cared for, and the grounds are accessible to explore and walk out a trail to the waterfront south of Rockland. From the light tower you can see the speck of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.

Thank mdkadk
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Owl's Head Lighthouse is a small but picturesque lighthouse. The access is an easy walk and the view is great.

Thank Fiona D
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This lighthouse is only a short walk and then a few stairs. If you go when it is open (we did) it is only a few steps on a ladder to the top and you are about to see a long ways.

Thank anita059
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