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Cape Forchu Lightstation, Yarmouth

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Head to the edge of the rocky headland and climb to the top of Cape Forchu Lightstation, a lighthouse operational since 1840 surrounded by untouched, natural landscape. The tower features an "apple core" design, painted in white and red. A museum operates in the lightkeeper's house, exhibiting an array of photos and memorabilia. Pop into the tourist shop where you can buy handmade items such as small handcrafted buoys, glass ornaments, and beach glass items. You can also walk around the park that surrounds the lighthouse, which features paths, picnic sites, and views of the coast and open water. Put Cape Forchu Lightstation into our Yarmouth family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We live in the yarmouth area and never tire of going to Cape Fourchu lighthouse and enjoying the magnificent view from there. Every time we have visitors we bring them here, and they never fail to men...  more »
  • what a location, waves crash over the rocks, great views of the fishing boats going about there business a nice walking trail and fantastic birdwatching too, go there !  more »
  • Took the ferry from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia & drove back through NS then New Brunswick back to the US. This is a "must see" ... drive to it is very scenic as well. Morning walk throug...  more »