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Bug Light Park, South Portland

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  • One of many lighthouses we visited. Short, easy walk - watch your step on the uneven granite though. Not the highlight (see portland head light) but easy in and out and worth the stop.  more »
  • The lighthouse itself is kind of small/short and you can't go inside, but you can walk out to it and get a great view of downtown Portland and the water from all sides. There is a grassy area where do...  more »
  • I walked here from my boyfriends house in South Portland. The lighthouse is small, but the area has some really nice views. I was there on a really sunny day and you could see for ever.  more »
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  • Nice vistas and had good kite flying wind. Can get close to the lighthouse but not much to on the history at the park.
  • Bug Light sits at the end of the original breakwater protecting Portland Harbor. The light is functional but is no longer active as an aid to navigation. The original breakwater was about 2000 feet long an over the years the area east of the breakwater was filled in and the new land was set aside as Bug Light Park. The park provides an unobstructed view of Portland and, among other activities, is home to a Kite festival in the spring. The wind seems to blow all the time there and there are no trees or wires to interfere with the kites.
  • Bring your dog here for a great off leash time! Make sure to pick up after your dog and make sure he/she is well behaved. Complaints = the City taking away access for dogs! Throw out your trash, fly your kite, bring a picnic and enjoy the sailboats and lobster boats!
  • Ok for a quick visit and to look back at the city but there's not much else to do here. If you only have time to visit 1 lighthouse/park Fort Williams 10 minutes to the south is a better choice.
  • I love flying kites at this park. Its right on the water so there's always a breeze and there's plenty of open space to run around. The lighthouse itself is small, but there are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the view from.