When you come ashore we ask that you please be considerate of our unique environment and to help us maintain the island so that this historic landmark is here for you and others to visit time after time for years to come.


Enjoy your day visiting the island. Take a tour of the tower and museum. Shop in our gift shop. Hike one or more of our 5 trails around the island and enjoy the flora and fauna. Bring a picnic lunch and view the beautiful vistas and scenery that surround the island. See local lobstermen working their traps. You may even spot whales or porpoises from atop the island!

Guidelines we ask that you follow:

  • LEAVE NO TRACE carry in carry out. You are responsible for removing any items that you bring with you onto the island. There are NO trash receptacles on the island.
  • Stay on the trails. We ask that while you are on the trails that you are considerate of the nesting times of the bird population. 
  • NO open fires allowed anywhere on the island
  • NO drones allowed on the island
  • NO walking on the Tramway
  • NO feeding the wildlife
  • NO Admittance to the tower without the escort or permission of a caretaker. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Food & Drink: Bring your own food and drink for the length of your stay. There is no potable water on the island. 

Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the island, but due to the nesting migratory seabird colonies please keep them leashed at all times and please pick up after them. Don’t forget they will need water and provisions as well.

Facilities: There is a composting toilet available on the island for public use just as you arrive on the island at the bottom of the tramway. 

Clothing: Dressing in layers is recommended to adjust to the changing temperatures with winds that change with the tides.  Appropriate footwear is necessary, sturdy shoes are needed to hike to the top of the island and the many trails.

Caretakers: Search out the caretakers who are there from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. They will be more than happy to take you on a guided tour of the tower to see the lens and through our museum and gift shop, they will also try to answer any questions you may have about the island and the light station. Please note that the lens itself is off limits to all, the light is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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