Cape Elizabeth is a scenic and friendly town in Cumberland County, Maine. The town was officially incorporated in 1765 when it became Maine's twenty-third town, after separating from what was then known as Falmouth. Cape Elizabeth has seen a gradual growth in residents over the years, and today is primarily a bedroom community with a majority of residents commuting Portland for work.
This oceanside town is known for its scenic beauty, and the abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation that come along with it. The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, a private non-profit corporation within the town, has established permanent protection of more than 500 acres of land. Among these are 22 separate parcels for public use, and most contain part of a large system of connecting trails for pedestrians to enjoy.
With its strong community, Cape Elizabeth plays host to a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year. The Cape Elizabeth Family Fun Day is an event held in June every year at Fort Williams. It features plenty of fun for all ages, with games, food, music, and fireworks show sure to end the night with a bang. Another popular event that the town hosts is the Beach to Beacon 10K, an annual road race that occurs spring. Finally, for the more artistically inclined Art in the Park is a very popular event. Happening every Labor Day weekend, this event turns Fort Williams Park into a vibrant gallery that features a wide display of local artists and their works.
The town is home to two lighthouses, each with a rich history of guiding ships through Casco Bay. Cape Elizabeth also has three state parks, which provide continued places for outdoor enjoyment of this scenic, oceanside town. Two Lights State Park, Fort Williams State Park and Crescent Beach all offer their visitors unparalleled views of natural beauty and excellent sites for hiking, fishing, picnicking with friends and family on a beautiful New England day. Cape Elizabeth also has a nice variety of retail and dining options available to residents, with everything from boutiques and bakeries to fashion brands and fine dining.
Cape Elizabeth is served by the Cape Elizabeth School Department. The town is home to Pond Cove Elementary School, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, and Cape Elizabeth High School. The town is also home to Ledgemere Country Day School, which is one of the oldest continually operating pre-schools in the greater Portland area. The town’s highly competitive school system is an object of pride amongst the town’s residents.
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