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Address: Castine, ME
08:00 - 15:30
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Short walking trail leading to a scenic and rugged rock.

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Love this lighthouse.

We visit lighthouses where ever we go. We live on the water and always are enchanted by lighthouses and the stories behind them. This is a very nice one that we recommend for... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We visit lighthouses where ever we go. We live on the water and always are enchanted by lighthouses and the stories behind them. This is a very nice one that we recommend for you to visit.

Thank lynetteschneider
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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204 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I really enjoyed the walk/climb to the water's edge. It was a sunny day, so I was wearing sandals. I would suggest wearing more appropriate shoes.

Thank Maureen M
Manchester, PA
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It was a nice morning walk to get here. We tried to get a sunrise pix, but our luck is that normally does not work and the luck played out. Very nice sitting and listening to the birds wake up.

Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you have an extra hour in Castine, this is a great way to spend it. You might even have the path all to yourself, with great photo opportunities of the lighthouse on the way back up.

Thank UrsulaInFlorida
Post Falls, Idaho
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186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Now in private hands, you still are allowed on the grounds, and to walk the foot path to the waters edge. It was worth the effort even though the view is most obstructed by tree.

Thank wdlander
Haymarket, Virginia
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122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The trail from the lighthouse to the ocean is steep and has lots of vegetation. Keep left as you decent and you come to a set of 49 steps that leads to rock outcroppings at the water's edge. Nice private spot for enjoying nature and the passing boats.

Thank tom m
Yuma, Arizona
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532 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 937 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

So lucky to have this so you can walk up and view it. Looks like it has had a fresh coat of paint and it looked so beautiful.

2 Thank 2013TravelinFool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A short walk to your private view of the bay. Older kids can climb the rocks. Ours (6 and 9) could appreciate just how beautiful a spot this is. A great stop during your day in Castine.

Thank Catherine T
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's a great foot path and but ends up a bit rocky...I needed my walking stick to help me keep my balance. It also takes you down steep steps to where the old lighthouse was located. Just take your time and explore!!!

1 Thank Ellen W
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Maritime Maine must see! The walk down to the shore is beautiful! Views from the lighthouse are excellent, especially when the lighthouse is open for touring.

Thank Val R

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