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“Small foot path to beautiful views of Penobscot bay”

Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Castine
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Owner description: Short walking trail leading to a scenic and rugged rock.
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I both went to Maine Maritime Academy and enjoyed walking the short foot path to Dyce's head. Sneakers are recommended but I have walked it with sandals. My husband brought our 7 month old son in a carrier during our visit for alumni weekend. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner and enjoy the views of Penobscot bay. Sunset views are also breathtaking.

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"great view"
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"steep stairs"
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"easy walk"
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"nice short hike"
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"wear good shoes"
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"beautiful lighthouse"
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"maine lighthouse"
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I felt like I was intruding on the light house owners private property. There needs to be some signage for a clearer direction to the proper paths.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Go to Fort Madison instead (at the end of Perkins Street, just a footpath between two houses down to a lovely open space. From there you get a delightful view if sailboats out in the pretty harbor, & kids can run up & down the old earthworks of the fort. Great place for a picnic or stop on an around-the-town amble.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A fine short stop if you're in the area. Quick access- easy in, easy out. Enjoyed the drive to get there just as much as the lighthouse.

Thank rachelem21
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went before dinner in town. I nice short hike with a great view. It's a little strange to walk through a backyard but signs say it's ok.

Thank ik631
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