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Two Lights State Park image
Cape Elizabeth, ME
(range: < 1 mile)
Two Lights State Park is a popular point of destination for Maine residents and the many visitors who enjoy the state's legendary rocky coast. Opened in 1961, the park encompasses 41-acres of rocky headlands. Standing high above the rocky coast and rolling surf, visitors have sweeping views of Casco Bay and the open Atlantic. The park's name originated from the twin lighthouses located nearby at the end of Two Lights Road. Built in 1828, these were the first twin lighthouses on the coast of Maine. (This excerpt taken from the Two Lights State Park website)
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Cape Elizabeth, ME
(range: 1 mile)
Crescent Beach State Park opened in 1966 and is located about eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth. Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and watersports enthusiasts, and nature observers. Crescent Beach State Park is a classic saltwater beach park with beach grass-studded sand dunes, ocean breezes, herring gulls, picnic areas and views of fishing boats and an offshore island. (This excerpt taken from the Crescent Beach State Park website)
Portland Head Light image
Cape Elizabeth, ME
(range: 4 miles)
When visiting the promontory where the lighthouse is located you will notice the waves crashing over an unusual rock formation. They appear to be petrified wood, but is actually quartzite and dark grey phyllite accumulating in alternating layers. As you look out over Portland Harbor and Casco Bay you will have the opportunity to view an additional four lighthouse towers. To your left (North) is Spring Point Ledge Light – built in 1897 – a caisson style light station at the end of a rock breakwater. Directly in front of you is Ram Island Ledge light – constructed in 1905 – the beacon is now solar powered. During storms the waves have been seen to crash over the top of the lantern room. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Head Light website)
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Cape Elizabeth, ME
(range: 4 miles)
Fort Williams Park—90 acres of rugged beauty on Casco Bay—is owned and operated by the Town of Cape Elizabeth. Here you can visit the iconic Portland Head Light and Museum, relish awe-inspiring ocean views, wander diverse natural environments, play on recreational sites, and discover ruins from a long maritime and military history. (This excerpt taken from the Fort Williams Park website)
The Portland Players is the oldest community theatre in Maine and the second oldest known in New England. Founded in 1931, as the Portland Dramatic Guild, we have continually produced some of the finest productions in Southern Maine.  (This excerpt taken from the Portland Players website)
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Portland, ME
(range: 6 miles)
Our tour offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of Admiral Robert E. Peary, known for his extensive explorations to the North Pole. Our tour begins in the working harbor of South Freeport, Maine. We’ll wind our way through the beautiful islands of Casco Bay, past seals, lobster buoys, and view the lobstermen as they haul traps in Broad Sound. Our destination, Eagle Island is a water access only State Park, and a must see for anyone who enjoys coastal Maine.  (This excerpt taken from the Seacoast Tours website)
The Portland Museum of Art is an open, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming museum for all, with exhibitions and programs that reflect our community and create experiences with art that strengthen our bonds and bring us together. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Museum of Art website)
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Portland, ME
(range: 6 miles)
Victoria Mansion is a much-loved Portland landmark, but its significance extends far beyond Maine. Distinguished for its architecture and its extraordinary original interiors, it is among the most important historic homes of the nineteenth century anywhere in the nation. As an organization, our mission is to conserve, maintain, and restore this one-of-a-kind property and share its history with the public. (This excerpt taken from the Victoria Mansion website)
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Portland, ME
(range: 6 miles)
Peaks Island is a place where people live and work year-round. You are welcome to visit and enjoy the island, but keep in mind that it is the full-time home for almost 1000 people and has an additional 2,000 summer residents. The island became a popular vacation destination in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Coney Island of Maine and home to many hotels, cottages, theaters, and amusement parks. Those days are long gone! Today, it is just like any other neighborhood in the city of Portland—if a little bit harder to get to. (This excerpt taken from the Peaks Island website)
Bug Light Park, the eastern terminus of the Greenbelt Walkway, offers expansive views of Portland Harbor and the skyline of Maine’s largest city. The 8.78 acre park was the site of major shipbuilding activity during WWII. An estimated 30,000 people were employed here from 1941-1945 building liberty ships for the New England Shipbuilding Corp. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp.  (This excerpt taken from the Bug Light Park website)
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