Visitors must quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of arrival in Maine. Visitors from New Hampshire and Vermont are currently exempt. We encourage you to check websites for your destinations before visiting for the latest health and safety guidelines in place.
Mount Desert Rock Light Station
Built in 1839, Mount Desert Rock Light Station is one of Maine's most remote and lonely lights. It was built on a remote, tree-less rockpile about 20 miles southeast of Mount Desert. During its long history, violent storms swept the rock, tearing away structures and stranding crews. The station was finally automated in 1977. The light, and the tiny island, is now owned by College of the Atlantic, which uses it for biological research.