Somewhat remote, the Acadia area covers some of the most spectacular outdoor destinations in the state. All lighthouses in the large expanse of ocean and land are located on islands and provide dramatic views in all directions.
Acadia Lighthouse Regional Map
Acadia Lighthouse Region
Primary Lighthouses of the Acadia Region
Bass Harbor Light, located within Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, is one of the the most photogenic lighthouses on the east coast of the United States. With its distinctive fourth-order red lens dating from 1858, Bass Harbor Head Light distinctively guards the entrance to Blue Hill Bay.
Burnt Coat Harbor light, also known as Hockamock Head light, is located at the southwestern corner of Swan's Island at the entrance to Burnt Coat Harbor. Although less effective than the original light, in the mid-70's the light was deactivated and replaced with a small skeletal tower.
Built on a rocky ledge in 1875 to aid naviagtion at the entrance to Frenchman's Bay, Egg Rock Light consists of a brick tower in the center of a 1.5 story wooden keeper's house. Modified many times, Egg Rock is often known as the least attractive lighthouse in Maine.
Prospect Harbor Light, which is part of the US Naval Communication Center, is at the tip of Prospect Harbor Point. Access to the lighthouse is restricted by the Navy, which continues to use the lighthouse as an active communications center.
Winter Harbor Light is on Mark Island, which is across Frenchman's Bay from Bar Harbor. The existing lighthouse is no longer active and is privately owned. The 19 foot tower was built and first lit in 1856 and deactived in 1933.