You can see it on a harbor cruise or from the end of Shore Road at Ocean Point, but have you actually stepped foot on Burnt Island?
Tours start every summer in July when you can explore the island, climb the steps of the lighthouse and learn about the history of Burnt Island Lighthouse, the second oldest surviving lighthouse in Maine, built and first lit in 1821. Tours conclude at the end of August. The island is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week to those who have boat access, with dock space and moorings on a first come basis, but guided tours are given every Monday and Thursday afternoon. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Book your tour on the Novelty from Pier 8 and take a 15 minute boat ride to get to the island. You then have 2 1/2 hours to hike, explore, photograph and learn!
It’s a great way to spend an afternoon taking a walk back in time to experience the life of a lighthouse keeper.
Teachers, do you need an idyllic place to retreat, recharge and refresh your body, mind & soul? Check out the Burnt Island Professional Development Retreats and spend 3 days in the summer far from the madding crowd!
So put Burnt Island on your bucket list and check it off on your next trip to Boothbay Harbor!