5 BEST Tips to Explore Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Picnic in the Park

Park visitors are welcome to bring food and enjoy a picnic in the park. While there is limited seating, many people just find a large rock and picnic cliffside while overlooking the water. 

Take in the Stunning View

People love to capture the beauty of nature at Bass Harbor Head by taking a lot of photos. Bring your camera or a phone to take some selfies and pictures of the lighthouse, the cliffs and rocks, and the park. 

MDI Lobster Co.

MDI Lobster Co is a wonderful restaurant to visit if you’re looking for a taste of Maine favorites. Lobster, chowder, mussels, haddock, shrimp, and whoopie pies for dessert are all served in generous portions. 

Bring Binoculars to Bird Watch

The hike to the lighthouse is a short distance from the public parking area. Along the way, you will see several birds flying overhead, in the trees, and perching on the rocks. This is the perfect place to take out the binoculars and marvel at the natural beauty of the park and the birds that live there. 

Thurston’s Lobster Pound

Thurston’s is a family-run, local favorite seafood restaurant that is open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. The dining room is located on a dock over a bay, giving patrons a beautiful view and experience while dining. 

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