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Bass Harbor Head Light is a 32-foot tall lighthouse in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine. It is located in the southwest portion of the island. The lighthouse has marked the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay since 1858. It is estimated that approximately 180,000 people visit the lighthouse annually, which makes it the fifth most popular spot within Acadia National Park.

The lighthouse is located just a few yards from the parking lot which holds about 20 cars. Visitors can view the lighthouse from the land or carefully scale the rocky coastline for a better look.

Fun Fact! Bass Harbor Head Light was included on the 2012 America the Beautiful quarter, the 2016 National Park Service centennial postage stamp, and the 1988 National Register of Historic Places listing.

 

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