Friday, August 31, 2012

Portland Head Light

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Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light was first lighted in 1791, 4 years after monies were appropriated by the Massachusetts legislature to start construction. The light has been a beacon to the port of Portland, Maine ever since.

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Portland Head Light

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Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth, Maine
There are multiple vantage points for taking photos of the light. These pix show 3 of them. It is also possible to get photos from a variety of tour boats that go out around Casco Bay.

The park at Fort Williams is open year round from sunrise to sunset. (Both of those are perfect times for great photos!) There are picnic areas, a playground and a small beach along with hiking trails for a full day of relaxation and family fun.

A short drive from here you'll find Twin Lights Lobster and The Good Table Restaurant.

A little farther away is Crescent Beach. 1 mile of sandy beach, restrooms, picnic area. As you drive along Rt 77 you'll notice a large 'START' line painted on the road. This is the beginning of the beach (Crescent) to beacon (Portland Head) 10k that is run every year in August. Beach to Beacon race info here

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

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