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Really beautiful historic lighthouse

Really beautiful lighthouse, but you can't go up to the top. Nice place to stop and relax. The gas... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tavia W
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Denver, Colorado
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Pretty Harbor

This nice little harbor is easily accessed if you are taking Route 5 between Erie and Buffalo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Professor04
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Welland
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The First Natural Gas Lighthouse. Finished in 1829, the 40-foot tall Barcelona Lighthouse (Portland Harbor) was the very first natural gas lighthouse in the country. It was in Federal Lighthouse Service until 1859. At that time it became privately...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really beautiful lighthouse, but you can't go up to the top. Nice place to stop and relax. The gas station employee across the way was very knowledagle, since the day we went the house was not open.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This nice little harbor is easily accessed if you are taking Route 5 between Erie and Buffalo. There are not a lot of scenic stops along this route, but this is one of them. There is plenty of free parking, and a good spot for...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This beautiful lighthouse was built during the 1800's and is the first gas lit lighthouse in the world! It was built during a time when the Indians were not happy with the citizenry of the area. Made of stone its walls are thick and have...More

2  Thank lovesfood13
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stopped off the New York Thruway to get gas. As we sat at a stop light across the street from the gas station, we saw on our right a quaint lighthouse. After gassing up the car we went to explore. There is a nice...More

1  Thank Noreen M
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I like lighthouse,including this one. It sits close to the road,and next to it is the Barcelona Pier,where you'll see people fishing and maneuvering their boats on any given day. Behind the lighthouse is a little road leading to a few very casual restaurants where...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the first lighthouse I've ever been to. It's lovely from both the harbor view and the view next to the lightkeeper's house. The lady working in the house was very nice and helpful and seemed delighted that we had stopped in. The lighthouse...More

1  Thank Hezzy_t
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing. Serene. Relaxing. Wow!! The water behind this beauty is so blue! I feel like this would be a perfect place to curl up and read a book!

1  Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Its a roadside attraction for sure. Its beautiful and interesting and a very well made and interesting lighthouse. Its easy to get to right off route 5. I love to see it every time I visit Westfield.

1  Thank Caitlin C
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lighthouse is right on highway 5. Quick turn into the boat ramp facility and it is an easy walk to the light. Nice grounds and a pleasant view.

1  Thank Billy W
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I love this section of Route 5 from North East Pa to Dunkirk NY it's a nice easy relaxing drive along the Lake Erie Shoreline. While driving you will come to Barcelona Harbor where you can pull in and check out the harbor overlooking the...More

3  Thank Charlene C
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