First, can MP just say, wow! It’s been well over a month since she’s posted here. She forgets how busy the start of the school year can be for her family. That’s why whenever Columbus Day weekend rolls around, it’s a gift to sleep in, catch up on a few to-dos around the house, and explore our home state.
A friend who lives near Arrowsic encouraged MP to check out Squirrel Point Light, a 25-foot lighthouse built in 1898 to help guide traffic on the Kennebec River. The trail to Squirrel Point is 2/3-mile one way and is great for families of all ages. The narrow path takes you through old growth hedges before widening to meet a small wooden footbridge with views of fields and the river beyond. After the bridge, you’ll walk a heavily rooted trail (watch your footing) and across a small boardwalk until you reach the lighthouse, former keepers’ house and boathouse.
It’s a peaceful spot to explore, and while you cannot go inside the historic buildings, the grounds leave plenty of space for families to play or simply take in the views of the charming town of Phippsburg across the river.
To learn more about Squirrel Point Light, and the adjoining Bald Head trail, visit here.
PS: Deer hunting season continues in October. To be safe, wear orange blaze on the trail. You can find orange gear on the cheap at Marden’s or try your local sporting goods or hardware store.