Posted on October 4, 2017 and last updated on October 04, 2022

Owls Head State Park, Owls Head


  • Preserve Size: 13 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .4 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: lighthouse, views of Penobscot Bay and Camden Hills, pebbly beach

This is a small but beautiful, and fairly popular, state park. There isn’t much of a walk here, but what little there is is spectacular. From the parking lot, you can choose to either take a trail on your left, which goes to a stony beach with views of the Camden Hills, or take a trail on your right which leads to the lighthouse, which was built in 1852. To reach the lighthouse, which is perched 100 feet above Penobscot Bay, you’ll have to climb up a long staircase.

Directions: From Route 73 south of Rockland take North Shore Drive east to Maine Street in Owls Head, then north to Lighthouse Road. Follow Lighthouse Rd. into the park.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!