Location Lat 43.560191 / Lon -70.209173
Off Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth. Take Route 77 to Two Lights Road to Tower Drive.
Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Fee Charged.
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, outside the park at the end of Two Lights Road. Built in 1828, these were the first twin lighthouses on the coast of Maine. Although not open to the public, the eastern light is an active, automated light station, visible 17 miles at sea. The western light ceased operation in 1924 and is now a private home. One of these towers was the subject of Edward Hopper's famous painting "Lighthouse at Two Lights."
Picnic tables situated on the hills facing the ocean afford visitors spectacular views of the ocean while enjoying an afternoon barbecue or clambake. Strollers and hikers can enjoy the refreshing sea breezes along shoreline trails and watch ships sailing into and out of Portland Harbor. Remember, ocean breezes can cool off a summer afternoon, so bring warm clothing to ensure an enjoyable visit. When walking along the rocks by the ocean, stand at least 20 feet back from the surf and keep a close eye on children who are in your care.
For a geologic tour visit The Geology of Two Lights State Park.
- Walking (roads and paths)
Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.
Visit the Two Lights State Park trail map at Maine Trail Finder.
View the Maine Parks and Lands EVENT CALENDAR
- Group picnic shelter
- Picnic area
- See Visitor Accessibility
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Two Lights State Park
7 Tower Dr.
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Directions and Parking
Off Maine Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth