The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park is a great photo opportunity if visiting the park. On a separate peninsula from the main section of the park it is still easily accessible with an ample parking area. Like so many of the lighthouses in Maine this is an image that has graced innumerable calendars throughout the years. To get the iconic image go to the left of the parking area past the lighthouse. There is a footpath to follow and when a good distance away head down to the rocky beach to snap the iconic photo.
The light was commissioned in 1876 and the grounds immediately around the lighthouse are accessible. The house itself is a private residence and not open to the public. There are no amenities at the site in regards to a museum, gift shop or visitor center. Worth the stop for a few photos and a quick stroll around the house.