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Owls-Head is a village located just minutes from the towns of Rockland and Camden on the mid coast of Maine. There are a couple of theories on how the town got its' interesting name. One says it came from sailors who arrived in 1759 and observing the headland of rock jutting far out into the water, thought it looked like the head and neck of an owl. Others say it comes from an Indian word "Mecadacut," which means Owl's Head." However it got the name, Owl's Head has drawn visitors to its' beach areas for decades. Parts of it are within walking distance of the town of Rockland, which is called the "Lobster Capital of the World," and is famous for their annual Lobster Festival and the North Atlantic Blues Festival. Owl's Head's most famous landmark is the Owl's Head Light, which sits atop a hill at the southern tip of Rockland Harbor. This picturesque lighthouse is small, only 20 feet tall, but because it sits atop a cliff, it is about 100 feet above the waterline. The grounds are open to the public, and you can climb the many steps up to the lighthouse itself for a grand view of the Bay. Be forewarned, however, that the foghorn in the lighthouse is very loud. Other recreational activities available near Owl's Head include swimming, snorkeling and diving, boating, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, biking, golf and tennis.

Surrounding areas: Rockland, Maine (2.8 mi), Thomaston, Maine (4.6 mi), Rockport, Maine (7.7 mi), Warren, Maine (8.2 mi), Camden, Maine (9.5 mi), Tenants Harbor, Maine (10.8 mi), North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands, Maine (11.3 mi)

Owls Head Vacation Rentals

Owls Head Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME2.6 mi.(207) 594-2131
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME3.8 mi.(800) 341-1650
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME4.6 mi.(207) 594-6644
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME9.2 mi.(207) 236-6060
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME9.4 mi.(207) 372-6366
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME9.5 mi.(207) 236-6800
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME9.5 mi.(207) 236-0500
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME9.5 mi.(207) 236-8478
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME14.9 mi.(207) 236-3870
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME24.7 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME24.7 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME24.7 mi.(207) 338-4030
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME28.1 mi.(207) 882-6343
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME28.6 mi.(207) 633-3681
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME28.6 mi.(207) 548-2405
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME4.2 mi.(207) 594-4209

Owls Head Weather & Climate

The southern coast of Maine near the Penobscot Bay has very comfortable summers and falls, cold winters with frequent thaws and late, changeable springs. Summers are mild to cool by most people's standards, with very few summer nights too warm and humid for sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days along the coast and is perfect for fall sightseeing. Winters are cold, but not as severe as the northeastern part of the state along the Canadian border. The White Mountains, to the northwest, keep considerable snow from reaching the Portland area and also help moderate the temperature. Normal precipitation is remarkably uniform throughout the year. Winds are generally light with the strongest being in the months of March and November. Temperatures well below freezing are reported each year, and cold waves sometimes come along with strong winds. Blizzards are possible but infrequent in Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 9°F 4.76 in. 38°F
February 31°F 12°F 3.43 in. 36°F
March 39°F 22°F 4.73 in. 38°F
April 50°F 33°F 4.74 in. 44°F
May 61°F 43°F 4.38 in. 49°F
June 70°F 53°F 3.80 in. 55°F
July 76°F 59°F 3.19 in. 59°F
August 74°F 58°F 2.90 in. 62°F
September 66°F 50°F 4.31 in. 57°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.79 in. 54°F
November 45°F 29°F 5.25 in. 52°F
December 34°F 17°F 4.98 in. 44°F

Owls Head Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 1 mile southwest of Owls Head, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 39 miles northwest of Owls Head in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 43 miles northwest of Owls Head in Waterville, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located around 44 miles northeast of Owls Head in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located about 52 miles north of Owls Head in Bangor, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 59 miles west of Owls Head in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, and finally the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located roughly 67 miles west of Owls Head in Portland, Maine.

Owls Head Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME74.9 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME78.3 mi.
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME43.6 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME78.3 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH108.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME2.8 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME7.4 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME19.3 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME21.2 mi.
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME25.3 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME26.2 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME27.9 mi.
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME9.5 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME79.5 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME80.6 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME80.6 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME83.0 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME87.3 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME98.3 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME98.9 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH103.9 mi.
State Parks
Owls Head State ParkME2.7 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME14.6 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME19.6 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME25.7 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME26.0 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME28.4 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME30.1 mi. 
Reid State ParkME37.0 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME38.1 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME2.3 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME50.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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