The Plymouth Light (aka Gurnet Light) can be found in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It's not on the part of Plymouth near the Plymouth Rock and Plimouth Plantations. It's on a small spit of land that sticks out from Duxbury.
To get to the light, you have to cross the Powder Point Bridge and drive a long way down a 'limited access' road. The road is limited to 4-wheel drive vehicles. No, I don't have a 4WD...I just took my chances. The toughest part was right at the begining. There's a very high pile of loose sand that you need to make your way through. I'm sure the bottom of my car took quite a beating on that one, but once you're through that, it's not so bad. You have to go really slow since you're on a dirt road with lots of large rocks and sinkholes. Once you get to the end of that rough road, King Arthur Rd is actually a paved road. BUT...it's a private road. There's a guard shack at the entrance and you won't get too close by car. If you're lucky, the guard will let you park there for a little while and take a few photos.
Posted by BlueWolf on August 6, 2005 11:57 AM