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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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Love the stairway approach to this lighthouse

One of the nicest lighthouses in Maine. I love the view from the bottom of the steep stairs to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis P
Johnson City, New York, United States
Great views

Visited the light house on a cold January day. A short walk to the light house (This time of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hartford, Connecticut
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ksl64
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

Thank ffudlikre
Reviewed 28 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
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
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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We stopped here while driving highway 1 from Portland ME to Bar Harbor ME. It's a quick, easy walk from the parking lot to the light house. There is also a very pretty beach between the parking lot & the lighthouse which is also worth...More

Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Enjoyed the walk in the woods to the light. Wish we could have gone in. The walk down to the beach was nice, not sure one would swim though. Cute gift shop on site.

Thank EV8
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Was an interesting moment in history to read about the lighthouse in the magnificent Maine coastline and how they buried their dog by the base of the stairs very sweet

Thank robin h
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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
Kelli B
9 April 2015|
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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.