WQHLKA Visitor Center is opening for our 2022 season on Memorial Day.
Monday, May 30th. / 10 - 4.
Be the first visitor to sign our guest book. And, you will receive a door prize!
We can't wait to see you all once again at the easternmost lighthouse.
Let's take a moment - to thank all of the wonderful people that have supported us through these past few years. We truly appreciate every single one of you!
"Good luck to all the local businesses
in season 2022!"
see you at the light,
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals to renovate the Ron Pesha Lighthouse Museum . Your generous donation will help fund our mission. Happy Holidays! Thank you! See you at the light in 2022!
West Quoddy Light Keepers Association Visitor Center & Museum Welcomes New Employee, Karen Burke!
In May, we welcomed Karen Burke as our new Visitor Center Expert. Karen is very happy to have found the perfect position with WQHLKA, and calls Lubec her home and West Quoddy " a magical place in Lubec.!" We are thrilled to have Karen join our team at West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association Visitor Center.
Welcome once again, Karen!
Edward Rowe Snowe
The bicentennial virtual reality experience project: https://www.thinglink.com/mediacard/1354557896326643713 Thank you, Maine State Archives for providing a safe way to visit and learn! W.Q. experience is now live!
Located on the most eastern point of the continental United States, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is a stunning spot to see the first rays of sun in the country. Located in Quoddy Head State Park, the original tower was built in 1808 under orders from President Thomas Jefferson. The lighthouse tower that stands today was built in 1858.
The Visitor Center occupies the first floor of the lightkeeper's historic residence. In addition to historic and interactive displays, visitors can view and purchase unique artwork by skilled local visual artists . The Visitor Center is overseen by the Lightkeepers Association Executive Board and is a 501c not for profit organization
The State Park SEASON OPEN May 15th to October 15th for visitors and boasts 541 protected coastal acres. Stunning views are available on many hiking trails and nature walks. Visit the bogs, climb the coastal trail or visit the rocky beach. You may see a whale or two. Picnic tables are available, close to parking with stunning ocean views. Safe Physical Distancing Required.
973 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, Maine 04652, United States
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
WEST QUODDY LIGHTHOUSE / Visitor Center
HOURS: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DAYS: TUESDAY through SUNDAY
unless otherwise posted.
Unique ecosystem in a costal bog. Bogs are home to plants that tolerate cold temperatures, acid conditions, low oxygen, and little nitrogen. Some plants that you may see are: leatherleaf, sheep laurel, black spruce, Labrador tea, pitcher plant, and cotton grass; subarctic species, such as baked-apple berry and black cranberry; and lichens, such as reindeer moss and Icelandic moss. Listed as a National Landmark.
An easy, one-mile round-trip walk leads to an unusual coastal plateau bog (also known as a heath) with sub-arctic and arctic plants rarely seen south of Canada. Shrubs predominate, par- ticularly black crowberry, baked appleberry and Labrador tea, along with carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sun- dew. A second bog at the property’s western boundary, Carrying Place Cove Bog, is a National Natural Landmark.
Water Street, downtown in Lubec, Maine
America’s easternmost peninsula, offering op-
portunities to visit an historic lighthouse, picnic and hike up to 5 miles of scenic trails. From the candy-striped West Quoddy Head Light, Maine’s easternmost lighthouse, visitors can look out over Quoddy Channel (which divides the U.S. and Canada) to the towering red cliffs of Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick.
Visitors may continue to hike the trails and take in the views during off season. (Park and Visitor Center closes Mid October ). By parking outside the gate and walking into the park and to the lighthouse. Please, don't forget to pay the entry fee. Enjoy the lovely views.
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