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 love lighthouses, then this attraction will be one you will enjoy. For most of us it is an average experience, but it is free which is nice. There are two paths down to the lighthouse. One is v...  more »
  • The only lighthouse open to the public, so beautiful! Parking spaces are few so be prepared to wait to find a spot. But it's worth the wait doesn't take long to walk down from the parking lot to the l...  more »
  • Very pretty. Take the time to hike out and get the pic. The trail to the right is easier than the one to the left, but the left is the better pic.  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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