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9 incredible U.S. lighthouses to visit

By: Josh Lew on May 23, 2013, 5 p.m.
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Saugerties Lighthouse, New York

The Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River provides one of the most unique visitor experiences of any light in the country. When it comes to height and size, this landmark is certainly not at the top of the list. However, this lighthouse has an inn that offers overnight accommodations. There is only one way to reach this unusual hotel: guests have to walk a half-mile-long trail that gets flooded at high tide.

Even if you do not stay at the Saugerties Lighthouse, it is possible to take tours of it each Sunday. Visitors can wander up to the lighthouse and enjoy the views of the Hudson with the Catskill Mountains in the background.