Discover these uniquely Maine landmarks by land and by sea.
Bear Island Light, Cranberry Isles
Pumpkin Island Light, Deer Isle

DownEast Acadia’s collection of twenty-seven lighthouses attract visitors from all around the world while still keeping vigil over our rocky coastline and is home to approximately one-third of all the lighthouses in Maine. Use the information provided here to plan your tour to see them all.

The unique red-and-white stripes of West Quoddy Head Light’s tower stand brightly against the sky as the easternmost U.S. lighthouse meets the dawn’s first rays. The lighthouse has a seasonal visitor’s center and offers seasonal tours of the tower on Saturdays.  

Bring your passport to Campobello Island, where you’ll find Mulholland Light and Head Harbour Light (also known as East Quoddy Head Light). Make a day of it with a whale watch cruise and visit the historic Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

In Calais stands Whitlocks Mill Light, our nation’s northernmost lighthouse, standing in a broad S-curve in the St. Croix River. The lighthouse is best viewed by land from Pikewoods Rest Area.

In Cutler, the delightfully restored Little River Light now welcomes overnight guests looking to get away from it all. You can also book a stay at Isle au Haut Light and Burnt Coat Harbor Light or in the former West Quoddy Life Saving Station.

Join a Baker Island Light scenic excursion from Bar Harbor and explore this fascinating 130-acre island. On your way back, enjoy a lingering view of Egg Rock Light at the mouth of Frenchman Bay.

Get the kids involved along the Deer Isle Lighthouse Tour. Before you arrive, order a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport and collect a stamp at one or all of the included lighthouses.

True Maine Lighthouse Gallery

Dyce Head Lighthouse, Castine
Dyce Head Light


Pumpkin Island Light, Deer Isle
Pumpkin Island Light

Deer Isle

Eagle Island Light, Eagle Island
Eagle Island Light

Eagle Island

Deer Island Thorofare Light, Stonington
Deer Island Thorofare Light


Isle au Haut Light, Isle au Haut
Isle au Haut Light

Isle au Haut

Burnt Coat Harbor Light, Swan's Island
Burnt Coat Harbor Light

Swan's Island

Blue Hill Bay Light, Blue Hill
Blue Hill Bay Light

Blue Hill

Bass Harbor Head Light, Tremont
Bass Harbor Head Light


Bear Island Light, Cranberry Isles
Bear Island Light

Cranberry Isles

Great Duck Island Light, Frenchboro
Great Duck Island Light


Mount Desert Light, Mount Desert Rock
Mount Desert Light

Mount Desert Rock

Baker Island Light, Cranberry Isles
Baker Island Light

Cranberry Isles

Egg Rock Light, Frenchman Bay
Egg Rock Light

Frenchman Bay

Winter Harbor Light, Winter Harbor
Winter Harbor Light

Winter Harbor

Prospect Harbor Point Light, Gouldsboro
Prospect Harbor Point Light


Petit Manan Light, Milbridge
Petit Manan Light


Nash Island Light, Pleasant Bay
Nash Island Light

Pleasant Bay

Machias Seal Island, Bay of Fundy
Machias Seal Island

Bay of Fundy

Little River Light, Cutler
Little River Light


West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec
West Quoddy Head Light


Lubec Channel Light, Lubec
Lubec Channel Light


Mullholland Point Light, Campobello Island, NB, CA
Mullholland Point Light

Campobello Island, NB, CA

Head Harbour Light, Campobello Island, NB, CA
Head Harbour Light

Campobello Island, NB, CA

Whitlocks Mill Light, St. Croix River
Whitlocks Mill Light

St. Croix River

Lighthouses not shown: Narraguagus Light, Narraguagus Bay; Moose Peak Light, Mistake Island; Libby Island Light, Machiasport.

Planning Tools

To help you plan your trip we provide  information on drive time and distances to and around the region. Plus info on other commercial transportation options.

Once you arrive in DownEast Acadia, you will want to access local sources of visitor information, state laws, recreation rules, and road conditions.

To help you pack or plan your day, check out the current weather in the region or learn about year-round averages of temperature and precipitation.

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