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