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Lighthouses, lobsters and laughs all in one tour!? Oh my!

October 25, 2017

Tomorrow will be my fourth time taking guests around the coast of Maine on our weekly Lighthouse Tour. I think it’s finally safe to say: it’s a hit! As the Activities Director at the Falls I feel privileged to be able to bring our guests to these wonderful locations along the seacoast.

What I enjoy most about the Lighthouse Tour is seeing just how different the architecture of each one is. From elegant columns reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture, grand Gothic Revival to common brick and weather beaten lighthouses can all be viewed on this tour. I also enjoy the details I’ve missed that guests notice, or the questions they ask that I don’t have answers to, because it forces me to do my research! I now know way more about the four lighthouses we visit than I ever imagined I would.

In case you were curious we start in South Portland to visit the cutest of the lighthouses, Breakwater “Bug” Light. And yes, a lighthouse can in fact be described as “cute”. It stands before the Portland skyline. After we visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world, Portland Head Light. This is the longest visit as Fort Williams has a beautiful cliff walk the guests are encouraged to walk along with several bunkers and forts. We make a short stop at Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse (more commonly referred to as “Two Lights”) before venturing south again for lunch at the Lobster Cove Restaurant in York with gorgeous views of Long Sands Beach and our fourth lighthouse, Nubble, in the distance. We end our tour driving to the Nubble Lighthouse which, if you want my opinion, is the most quintessential and picturesque lighthouse.

The tour has a lot of what people expect when they come to visit the southern coast of Maine: lighthouses, lobster and hopefully a few laughs along the way. Hopefully you’ll check it out on your next visit to InnSeason’s Falls at Ogunquit.

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