Visit Wood Island Lighthouse

Visit Wood Island Lighthouse

The Maine coast is known for its many lighthouses and there quite a few of them within easy driving distance of our Kennebunkport inn. Wood Island Lighthouse, in Saco Bay off Biddeford, Maine, is a good example. There’s something iconic about a lighthouse. The proud silhouette, the service, the history. There are seven lighthouses within … Read More

Discover The Many Kennebunkport Area Lighthouses

Discover The Many Kennebunkport Area Lighthouses

People give hundreds of reasons to visit the Maine coast but one of the more popular is: lighthouses! Maine has plenty of these iconic structures and Kennebunkport is no exception. If you’re interested in visiting one or more of the many Kennebunkport area lighthouses, read on! There’s nothing quite like a lighthouse to perk up … Read More

Wood Island Light

Wood Island Light

Wood Island Light, Biddeford Pool (207) 200-4552 – A tour to Wood Island Lighthouse is run by the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The lighthouse is located off the coast of Biddeford Maine and tours leave from Vine’s Landing in Biddeford Pool. The guided tour takes about 1 1/2 hours … Read More

Owls Head Lighthouse

Owls Head Lighthouse

Owls Head Lighthouse Active aid to navigation. The lighthouse and keeper’s house are licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation. The lighthouse tower is cared for by a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights.

Marshall Point

Marshall Point

Marshall Point Prominently seated on the rocky point at the entrance to the harbor of the fishing village of Port Clyde, Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum offers visitors and engaging look at the local history, beauty and wonder of mid-coast Maine.  Take a step back in time as you walk through the door of the … Read More

Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The Museum at Portland Head Light is contained within the former Keepers’ Quarters. The award winning … Read More

Two Lights State Park

Two Lights State Park

Two Lights State Park located on Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  It is a popular point of destination for Maine residents and the many visitors who enjoy the state’s rocky coast, named for two nearby lighthouses called the Cape Elizabeth Lights. Opened in 1961, the park spans 41 acres (170,000 m2) of rocky headlands and includes one … Read More

Nubble Lighthouse

Nubble Lighthouse

Nubble Lighthouse In 1874 President Rutherford B. Hayes appropriated the sum of $15,000 to build a lighthouse on this “Nub” of land.    On July 1, 1879 construction was completed on what, at the time, was known as the  Knubble Lighthouse with a 4th order light began to protect our men and women on the sea. … Read More

Goat Island Light, Cape Porpoise

Goat Island Light, Cape Porpoise

Goat Island Light, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport (207) 205-2362 – Step aboard the Porpus for a comfortable cruise down the Kennebunk River, past Walker’s Point, to the pristine island of Cape Porpoise. Your captain will guide you ashore Goat Island and present the history of the 150 year old light and keeper’s house. In addition to … Read More

Beacons of the Sea

Beacons of the Sea

More often than not, the mention of Maine conjures up images of lighthouses standing like proud and tireless sentries; warning ships of impending danger and guiding them safely back to shore. Once the saviors of the seacoast, these structures beamed their bright beacons and pierced the silent fog with the resonating call of their foghorns, … Read More