Posted on November 4, 2015 and last updated on October 04, 2022

Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth


  • Preserve Size: 41 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.1 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: rocky headlands, old military remains (observation tower, bunkers)

A very popular spot for visitors to Maine. This 41-acre park offers amazing views of turbulent surf stewing along the rocky coast. Plus, it’s very close to the Lobster Pound, where you can eat fried onion rings while watching crashing waves and listening to screaming gulls. The paths here, about 1 mile of them, are gentle and easy — so good for people not so steady on their feet. There is an old watch tower and the remains of buttresses from the days when this was a World War II fort.

Directions (from Maine Trail Finder): From I-295 take Exit 6A and follow signs for Route 77 South. If coming from the north, after merging onto Route 302/Forest Avenue stay in the lane farthest right and stay to the right of the dividing barrier and follow signs for Route 77 South. Continue straight on ME Route 77/State Street through downtown Portland and over the Casco Bay Bridge into South Portland. After the bridge, continue continue straight through the first light, and at the second light turn right to continue on ME Route 77/Ocean Street. Continue to follow ME Route 77 for 4.6 miles. Take a slight left onto Two Lights Road and continue for another mile until you reach Tower Lane. Take a slight right onto Tower Lane and follow it to the parking lot and trail head just beyond control station. There will also be signs directing to the State Park from ME Route 77.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!