Once each year, seven land-accessible lighthouses along the mid-Maine coast open their towers for the Midc0ast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, a two-day self-guided driving tour covering the coastline from Pemaquid Point, tipping the Pemaquid Peninsula dangling south of Damariscotta, to Castine, on the western edge of the Blue Hill peninsula.
Included on the tour* are Dyce’s Head Light, Castine; Fort Point, Stockton Springs; Grindle Point Light, Islesboro; Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland; Owls Head Light, Owls Head; Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde; and Pemaquid Point Light, Pemaquid. Also part of the itinerary is the Maine Lighthouse Museum, in Rockland.
Special events include boat cruises and museum exhibits.
Visit all seven land-accessible lighthouses…
And you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two-night, double-occupancy, luxurious stay at one of the four Historic Inns of Rockland. Better yet, stay at one this year, taking advantage of the Lighthouses, Lobster, and Luxury package.
And speaking of lobster… This region is rich in authentic Maine lobster shacks.
*Note: Each lighthouse, museum, activity may have an entry fee.