Cape Elizabeth in Maine

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Portland Head Lighthouse © Rapidfire/cc-by-sa-3.0

Portland Head Lighthouse © Rapidfire/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, with a population of around 9,000. The nearest city is Portland. Cape Elizabeth shares a border with South Portland to the north and Scarborough to the west.

The town includes two islands. Ram Island is a small and unoccupied island directly adjacent to Ram Island Ledge, home of the recently privatized Ram Island Ledge Light. The 226-acre (91 ha) Richmond Island, originally inhabited by Native Americans, then English settlers, is now uninhabited except by a small herd of sheep. It is privately owned by the Sprague family, the most prominent property owners in Cape Elizabeth, whose substantial estate also includes Ram Island Farm on the mainland.

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Lobster Shack at Portland Head Lighthouse © Dirk Ingo Franke/cc-by-3.0
Cape Elizabeth is the home of three coastal parks: Fort Williams Park, Two Lights State Park, and Crescent Beach State Park. Additionally, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, a private nonprofit corporation, protects 560 acres (230 ha) of land on 22 different parcels for public use, maintaining a large system of connecting non-motorized trails on most. The town itself has 923 acres of land owned or under easement protection for conservation purposes.

Cape Elizabeth is the location of the Beach to Beacon 10K road race that starts at Crescent Beach State Park (the “beach”) and ends at Portland Head Light (the “beacon”). The race draws runners from all parts of the U.S. and elite athletes from around the world.

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