Many people who stay at Travelers Inn of Brunswick, Maine, come to Maine specifically to see lighthouses. Within a quick drive from Travelers Inn, there are a couple you should see!
Lighthouses in New Brunswick
One lighthouse in particular, the Doubling Point lighthouse, is about 13 miles to the east of Brunswick. Take Route 1 to the town of Bath, Maine. After you drive through downtown Bath, you’ll cross the Kennebec River. Make a right onto Route 127 (Arrowsic Road) heading South. Then make a right onto Whitmore’s Landing Road. You’ll pass Iron Mine Road on your left. Eventually you’ll come to a fork in the road; go to your left, onto Doubling Point Road. At the end of this road you’ll find the Doubling Point lighthouse. Because it’s “out of the way” you’ll feel like an adventurer who just discovered something new (to you!) All together, it should take you less than a half hour from the Travelers Inn of Brunswick to the lighthouse at Doubling Point. When you’re done seeing the lighthouse you can drive back into Bath and do some shopping or eat at a restaurant.
People who’ve been to the Doubling Point lighthouse describe the setting as “small but peaceful, with parking for only a couple of cars.” Even though the sign says “private road” it’s open to the public– hey, it’s Maine! At the end of the road you’ll discover an old keeper’s cottage that’s unoccupied. You can walk around the grounds and take photos of the lighthouse from different perspectives. You’ll also enjoy the view of a nearby shipyard. Keep in mind that this is a scenic place with uneven ground and a primitive wood walkway. This is gravel road country where things are peaceful and quiet.
Should you get the itch to see more lighthouses in this part of Maine, in the general vicinity south of Bath you can also discover Squirrel Point, Perkins Island, and Pond Island lighthouses.
If you head over to the Boothbay Harbor area, there’s Hendricks Head, Cuckolds, Burnt Island and Ram Island lighthouses. While you can drive up to some of them, oftentimes you can take boat tours to see several lighthouses from the water– they tend to be in remote places.
Travelers Inn of Brunswick is a fine place to spend the night if you’re taking a trip to see Maine lighthouses!