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“Excellent views”

Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Rockland
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Owner description: Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent views”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

After a long walk (1 mile), the views of Rockland and Penobscot bay are outstanding. I have seen the this lighthouse before,but it was raining. My wife and I were looking for a great picture spot,when we cm across this spot. We decided to make the trek over the granite blocks and the results couldn't have bee more perfect. The lighthouse is at the end of a street with parking on the left near the Samoset resort. The area of Rockland is In a very nice neighborhood . Perfect Sunday afternoon walk. A side note: it is open on weekends

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“long walk out to the lighthouse”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

What an adventure to walk out on large granite boulders 7 tenths of a mile to the lighthouse, so 1.5 mile walk up and back. You can explore the lighthouse and get the history of it and great views.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Long Walk - but worth it”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We visited the lighthouse about 30 minutes before sunset and it was a great experience. The walk is not for the weak, but it is well worth the effort.

Visited October 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoyable hike & awesome view”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a fun 1 mile hike out to the lighthouse, with a spectacular view of the ocean. We enjoyed the moderate hike out, watched the boats coming & going, and the wildlife along the way. Very nice way to get good exercise while enjoying picturesque views.

Visited September 2013
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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great walk and views!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a gem in Rockland, but have your walking shoes on! The walk to the lighthouse is advertised as 7/8 of a mile, but that doesn't include the walk from the parking lot to the start of the breakwater, or the undulations on the large granite blocks of the breakwater itself. You will be rewarded with great views of Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills. The volunteers in the lighthouse were most helpful and pleasant and the climb to the top of the tower is very doable.

Visited October 2013
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