Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Owl's Head Lighthouse, Transportation Museum and General Store
Last weekend we took a drive to Owl's Head. I wanted to see some of the lighthouses that were open for Maine's Open Lighthouse weekend and it's a cinch to et Rock in the car if I mention the Transportation Museum! Now that we are members, it's even better. (BTW, because we are members, we can get discounted admissions for our guests, so let us know when you book if you'd like tix.)
So, after cleaning up on Saturday morning, we hopped in the car and headed north. Owl's Head is about and hour and a half from White Cedar Inn. To get to the Transportation Museum, take Rt 1 north and turn right onto Rt 73 and follow the signs. You can head out to Marshall Point Lighthouse on this route as well. Follow the signs for the Owl's Head State Park to find the Owl's Head Lighthouse. This lighthouse has a Coast Guard family in residence!
Although the lighthouse is not open every weekend, it is open on some weekends. We noticed a sign on the Owl's Head General Store door that stated the lighthouse was open that weekend. If you are in the area for the Transportation Museum, it's not that far to drive over to see if the lighthouse is open. And if you are stopping at the General Store, Rock definitely recommends the 7 napkin burger! Recently voted by the Food Network as the best burger in Maine, you should certainly give it a try. They have an extensive menu of sandwiches and more and inside dining is available.