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Owls Head Lighthouse

44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
+1 207-941-4014
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A gem off the main drag

It's worth the short detour off route 1 to visit this little lighthouse. While ti is not as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ajaxme
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Windham, Maine
Great views, lovely park

This was a beautiful park with area's for picnicking along with of course the light house which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TLH61293
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Durham, Connecticut
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“light house” (33 reviews)
“parking area” (21 reviews)
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LOCATION
44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
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+1 207-941-4014
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"short walk from the parking lot"
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"picnic tables"
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"short hike"
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"rocky beach"
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"easy walk"
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"head lighthouse"
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"beautiful view"
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"picture taking"
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"fog horn"
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"dirt road"
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"keeper's house"
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"worth the trip"
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"coast guard"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth the short detour off route 1 to visit this little lighthouse. While ti is not as imposing as others the park is lovely with great views and an easy stroll up to the lighthouse. There is a cool little beach which turned up...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful park with area's for picnicking along with of course the light house which afforded beautiful views. If your in the area, worth the trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike most other lighthouses, Owl's Head remains hidden in the trees until you arrive at the base of the hill on which the light sits. Try to imagine it is 100 years earlier as you climb the stairs to the light. It is one of...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

One of the nicest lighthouses in Maine. I love the view from the bottom of the steep stairs to the lighthouse above. Great views from the top.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Visited the light house on a cold January day. A short walk to the light house (This time of the year the walk was icy in spots). Neat old light house with expansive views of the Maine Mid Coast. A great spot for some photo...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

What stunning vistas! A short hike from the parking lot and then some stairs to get up to the base of the lighthouse - well worthy the time and effort! A gentleman pointed out a queen eider duck below us; love when people share what...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This nineteenth-century lighthouse is situated in Owls Head State Park, which has free admission. The lighthouse is located up a trail, with a moderate hike involved. There is a long stairway to the lighthouse itself. The views of Penobscot Bay were just OK in our...More

Thank MaineGuy777
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here while staying I Rockport to visit some of the surrounding areas before continuing our journey up the coast. Great little stop on our road trip. Not much to do here besides taking in the scenery but we'll worth it. Very neat...More

Thank volzcynthia
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a cool place that is worth a quick visit. Great views from the edge of Owl's Head. The light itself is actually pretty short, as it's on top of the hill. But this also means you can climb stairs to be very close...More

Thank turbotrevor
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stunning lighthouse located in Owls Head State Park. The hike to the lighthouse is not bad and the views along the way as you are walking up to it are gorgeous. Once you reach the lighthouse there are stairs to get up to the top...More

1  Thank Colleen C
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Dsrolls
22 May 2016|
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Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
This area, according to legend, was named by native Indians because the rock outcropping supposedly looks like an owl. I have to say I have walked the lighthouse area, flown over it and sailed past it and I can not see an... More
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Kelli B
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Response from foodjava | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog up - - didn't see any signs saying they are prohibited. Please note though that space is at a premium up there so don't take you pooch if there are many people around.
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