This famed red-and-white lighthouse, which has been likened to a barbershop pole and a candy cane, marks the easternmost point of the United States and ushers boats into the Lubec Channel. (Interestingly, it's also the nearest geographical point in the U.S. to Africa.) The light, operated by the Coast Guard, isn't open to the public, but visitors can walk the grounds near the light and along headlands at the adjacent state park. A new visitor center opened in 2002 inside the light-keeper's house; it overlooks rocky shoals, pounding waves, and some of the most powerful tides in the world. Watch for fishing boats straining against the currents and seals playing in the waves or sunning on offshore rocks. The park also includes another 480 acres of coastline and bogs, with several trails winding through the forest and atop rocky cliffs. Some of the most dramatic views can be found just a short walk down the path at the far end of the parking lot.