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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: November 30, 2014

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is a great place to explore, even in the winter

Written by: Rhon Bell
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When it snows, Mainers love flocking to the mountains. We simply like to escape, whether it be a weekend in front of the cabin fire or skiing down the steep blue squares and black diamond’s of our favorite hills. But when it snows and you’re in the mood for staying local, you should head slightly north to Pemaquid Point Lighthuse. Maybe you’ve visited in the summer months and experienced its uniqueness. But in winter, Pemaquid is one of my favorite coastal spots for the beauty the snow lends to the landscape surrounding the Keeper’s house and the light itself. Get directions to the lighthouse.

5 Interesting Facts about Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

  1. The light was commissioned in 1827 by John Quincy Adams.
  2. The first floor houses a fishermen’s museum that is FREE with your $2 dollar park admission (May-Oct).
  3. For $1,200/week you can rent the second floor apartment! Talk about a one-of-a-kind view!
  4. The tower is built of stone and stands 38 feet tall.
  5. If you’d like to check the conditions before you head out – see this webcam of the light!
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The colors of summer and the scraped paint from a time of hard work and warmer weather.

 

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Lightkeeper’s house with the light in the background.

 

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Nautical signs dot the surrounding area. A true fishermen’s paradise.

 

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Faded and scratched, a throwback to busier day’s on the bustling coast.

 

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Local dining and proper seafood fare at Robinson’s Wharf.

 

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Boats line the harbor in town. I don’t know the guy, but I’d wager that he didn’t do it.

 

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The scenic onset of winter has arrived. Stay warm and always keep exploring our great state!

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