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Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland
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Perched at the end of a long, narrow, man-made spit, Rockland Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a small-town New England lighthouse. Wander out to the lighthouse on a nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) long trail along the protective stone wall and see the structure that helps to protect the nearby town during storms and inclement weather. The building has undergone several structural iterations and upgrades during its lifetime and only narrowly avoided being scrapped by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1965. Keep in mind that rough weather can often make the breakwater inaccessible, though you can also get out to the lighthouse by boat. Make Rockland Breakwater Light a part of your Rockland vacation plans using our Rockland trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful how the breakwater rocks lead to the lighthouse. Moderate difficulty of walk, just have to make sure of each step is solid. Even going halfway to the lighthouse gives one a spectacular view....  more »
  • The walk to the lighthouse took about 30 minutes and was slow because the pier is actually very large blocks of stone that you have to step carefully from one block to the next. But the view out and b...  more »
  • 7/8 mile long breakwater rock that you walk to reach this lighthouse. The walk requires sneakers as there are gaps up to 10" as you walk, uneven, however not difficult. It gets windy and cooler as you...  more »