There is one lighthouse in New Hampshire and a few in Vermont that lighthouse hunters can drive or hike to. Links are provided to each lighthouse page for detailed information on that lighthouse, and local attractions near each beacon.
Portsmouth Harbor Light, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Take Exit 5 from Route 95 to Route 1 South. Take left on Elwyn Street, left on Sagamore Street, right on Wentworth Street (Route 1B) to Coast Guard Station to light.
Shelburne Museum, is an outdoor museum where visitors can walk around and tour inside the 37 structures on the grounds. Each building or structure has been painstakingly disassembled, labeled, and then precisely reconstructed to their original states. One of these you'll find is Colchester Reef Lighthouse as one of the main attractions.
Burlington Breakwater Lighthouses, Burlington, Vermont
Either of the two breakwater lighthouse, Burlington North light or Burlington South light, can best be seen by boat, although you can also view these lighthouses from the shoreline without much difficulty.
- To view the Burlington Breakwater Northern Lighthouse, follow the signs to get to the waterfront, or to Waterfront Park, you’ll see the lighthouse at the waterfront.
- To view the Burlington Breakwater Southern Light, from the waterfront facing the water follow the railroad tracks on the left along the shore.
- Or, follow along Battery Street, turn onto Maple St then left onto Valley lane which will bring you to the treatment facility where the lighthouse is located at the end of the southern tip of the breakwater.
Burlington South Light
My 300-page book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions you can explore, and tours.