Bass Harbor Head
Built in 1858, this is one of the most picturesque and frequently photographed Maine lights. It sits atop a rugged, pink rock cliff surrounded by dark evergreens. Located on the southern end of Mt. Desert Island, it's a cylindrical tower attached to the keeper's house by a short, enclosed passageway. Grounds are open year round. But a Coast Guard family lives in the keeper's house and asks that their privacy be respected. The light is visible from the end of Lighthouse Road in Bass Harbor or by cruise or plane.