Maine Bucket List ~ Mid-coast and Island Region

Today’s region is a longer list because it is filled with something we love to seek out when traveling along coastlines: Lighthouses!


  • Doubling Point Light: Grounds open to public and can be viewed from a sightseeing cruise.
  • Squirrel Point Light: Access the grounds from a trail.


  • Maine’s First Ship: A rebuilding of the first ship to be built in America.
  • Maine Maritime Museum: Explore the state’s maritime history and how it had a global impact.


  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Beautiful gardens that include a mile of tidewater shoreline.

Boothbay Harbor

  • Burnt Island Light: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor.
  • Ram Island Light: Best seen from sightseeing cruises.


  • Pemaquid Point Light: Entrance to two bays.


  • Camden Hills State Park: Provides beautiful views overlooking the bay.
  • Curtis Island Light: Public park accessible by boat.

Casco Bay

  • Ram Island Ledge Light: Privately owned lighthouse you can view by boat.


  • Franklin Island Light: Viewed only by boat.
  • Perkins Island Light: Viewed only by boat.
  • Pond Island Light: Viewed only by boat.


  • Cliff Trail: Popular trail that features a waterfall.
  • Halfway Rock Light: Seen from the southern tip of Bailey Island.


  • Grindle Point Light: Can be reached by ferry.


  • Mantinicus Rock Light: Island maintained as a bird sanctuary.


  • Monehegan Island Light: Tour the grounds a museum.

North Haven

  • Goose Rocks Light: Visible only by boat.

Owls Head

  • Rockland Harbor Southwest Light: Grounds are open to the public.

Popham Beach

  • Seguin Island Light: Open to private boaters and sometimes accessed by cruise tours.

Port Clyde

  • Marshall Point Light: Grounds open to the public.


  • Rockland Breakwater Light: Located at the end of the breakwater.


  • Beech Hill: Summit this hill via a trail.
  • CMCA: Enjoy the emerging art at this museum.
  • Indian Island Light: Lighthouse best viewed from Rockport Maine Park.


  • Cuckolds Lighthouse: View from the public landing in Southport.

Spruce Head

  • Two Bush Island Light: Visible only from boat.

St. George

  • Tenants Harbor Light: Only visible by boat.
  • White Head Light: Station not open to public. View from afar.

Stockton Springs

  • Fort Point Light: Grounds accessible to public.


  • General Henry Knox Museum: Learn all about the life of Revolutionary War Hero, Henry Knox.


  • Brown’s Head Light: Grounds open to public.
  • Heron Neck Light: Only visible from boat.
  • Saddleback Ledge Light: Only visible from boat.

West Southport

  • Hendricks Head Light: View from a beach in West Southport.

All attractions found in the 2021 Maine Travel Planner.


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