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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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Worth a short walk

Owls Head lighthouse is at the end of a 7-10 minute walk from the parking area through a Balsam... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Beautiful Secluded Lighhouse

This is a quaint and scenic lighthouse that is worth the extra effort to see. It is a short drive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen C
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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 5 days ago

Owls Head lighthouse is at the end of a 7-10 minute walk from the parking area through a Balsam forest. A climb up the steep stairway leads to spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. The buildings are not open, but the view is spectacular. There are...More

Thank capecodken2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint and scenic lighthouse that is worth the extra effort to see. It is a short drive out of Rockland, but be advised that the last stretch to the parking lots is gravel with lots of potholes. Once at the parking area...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of four lighthouses we visited on our recent trip to Maine. It was nowhere near as pretty to photograph as the others (we could not find a way to include the ocean with it, but still was very interesting. We were there...More

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This lighthouse is only a few minutes from Rockland, ME, at the end of Rockland Harbor, and there is a short, 5-10 minute walk from the parking area to the lighthouse, where you will stunning views of the harbor and ocean. Many great photo opportunities....More

Thank dgoren
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Close to Rockland and Camden and an easy drive...this lighthouse is just what you picture on the Maine coast. A bit of a walk to the lighthouse itself from the parking lot but well worth it and bit of a climb to the top to...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I live in he area and have been there many times especially when out of town friends visit and ant to get a glimpse of the Maine coastline and outer islands. And it is great view. From this vantage point one can see the distant...More

Thank thornton716
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Well maintained and within short walking distance of the parking area. Worth the walk. The from the lighthouse is breath-taking!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The lighthouse itself is very small, but what makes it worth the trip are the views and the short walking path through the woods to get to it from the parking lot. If you're pressed for time you can probably skip this one, but if...More

1  Thank Moonbeam315
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great little adventure walking to the lighthouse. It had a great view and a nice gift shop. We looked forward to visiting 3-4 lighthouses while in Maine. This lighthouse was very pretty. I would recommend taking time to visit.

1  Thank Love4SunnyDays
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A short walk on a trail from the parking lot the lighthouse rewards you with a nice view overlooking the ocean. What a cute little lighthouse! I am glad we went.

1  Thank LoriLovesFood
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Are there snow owls at the area of the lighthouse
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
Are dogs allowed on the land outside of the lighthouse?
9 April 2015|
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Response from Ex-Buffalonian | Reviewed this property |
Good question.... seems I did see people with dogs in the parking area before you enter the lighthouse grounds proper. However, definitely did not see any dogs on the property itself. Outside of summer, there may not be any... More