Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Bass Harbor

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in DownEast and Acadia Maine
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  • If you plan on taking picture of this lighthouse at sunset get there early - at least 30 minutes to a hour. You also have to climb up and down rock to get the Iconic Lighthouse picture and the area ge...  more »
  • Painted there for a few hours with a friend. The rocks are amazing in the morning light. Wear good hiking shoes.  more »
  • Since this is such a famous spot in Maine, of course I had to check it out and I was very happy I went but a little underwhelmed at the same time. You have to veer off the path to get a good view and ...  more »
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  • Wonderful views. Sea air. One of my favorite place to see and smell the ocean. A steep climb on stairs on one side or a steep slope to the other side. Not for those with mobility issues and the stair side is not for small or rambunctious children because it leads to the rocks.
  • Awesome part of Acadia National Park. We were able to arrive early enough for the sunset and before it got too crowded with people so we had a good spot. It gets crowded during sunset and sunrise so if you want to view during these times arrive early. There is a lot of rock climbing to get down for a good spot for viewing but you can see from other more accessible locations as well. Definitely visit if in the area.
  • Beautiful historical lighthouse in one of the most scenic areas on the rocky coast of Maine. Make sure you come here during sunrise or sunset for some of the best light. This place is also handicap accessible!
  • View is wonderful but there will be really lots of photographers out there for sunset. Be there as early as possible if you want to take some photos for the better angle, better 1. 5 hrs before sunset due to the limited parking space as well.
  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is a beautiful lighthouse! It is wheelchair accessible and easy to access. Don’t go in the middle of the day because it is extremely busy. A must-see in Acadia National Park!
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