With the twin lighthouses at the far end of the road, it's simple to see where Two Lights State Park derived its name. It was opened in 1961 and contains 41 beautiful acres overlooking the rocky coast and beautiful shores. Residents and travelers have enjoyed this picturesque setting near the harbor-town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with spectacular views of Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
This amazing Two Lights State Park has an abundance of activities that will keep guests returning and anticipating the trip, including:
1. The two lighthouses at the end of the road attract tourists from around the country. These were built in 1828 and were the first lighthouses on the Maine coast; however, they are not open for public access. The light on the east side is a fully active, automated lighthouse that is visible from 17 miles out.
2. For visitors who enjoy a hike followed by a picnic, scenic hiking and walking trails are available along with 60 picnic sites, complete with charcoal grills, and a covered pavilion that can accommodate up to 80 people.
3. Kayaking and canoeing are also available in the area for those more adventurous minded guests.
4. Many guests enjoy fishing, and there are several areas off the high ledges that fishermen have perched to fish.
5. Photographers have a plethora of subjects to fulfill their photographic interests, from the stunning cliffs to the ocean, there's no shortage of scenery.
Two Lights State Park is a picturesque and enjoyable vacation site for many travelers.