Local Natural Wonders - Day 3

day 3

Local Natural Wonders, Day 3 - Squirrel Point Lighthouse in Arrowsic, Maine

You will find Squirrel Point Light at the end of a short, easy trail (1.4 miles out and back) in Arrowsic, Maine, 10 miles from downtown Bath. It’s a quick walk and one that is great with younger children, however a stroller will not easily fit on this narrow footpath.

Squirel Light is maintained by the U.S. Coastguard as a navigation aid on the Kennebec River. The Light and trail to the light is surrounded by over 600 acres conserved by Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy, with some trails from Bald Head Preserve connecting to the Squirrel Point Light Trail (look for the signs).

Directions from the Squirrel Point Light website:

  • From Route 1 in Woolwich, take 127 South (towards Reid State Park) for 4.5 miles, and take a right on Bald Head Road. 

  • Drive 2.2 miles to the end of Bald Head Road and park.

  • Follow the trail to the bottom of the hill. Cross the bridge over the tidal stream and follow signs to Squirrel Point

The website also includes history and other information about this lighthouse, so be sure to check it out before visiting!


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