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Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island Sights

Bass Harbor Head Light

  • Lighthouse Rd. Map It
  • Bass Harbor
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

Built in 1858, this lighthouse is one of the most photographed lights in Maine. Now automated, it marks the entrance to Blue Hill Bay. The grounds and residence are Coast Guard property, but two trails around the facility provide excellent views. It's within Acadia National Park, and there is parking.The best place to take a picture is from the rocks below—but watch your step, as they can be slippery.

Sight Information


Lighthouse Rd., off Rte. 102A, Bass Harbor, Maine, 04653, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–sunset

Updated 12/26/2013


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