Portland Headlight, Cape Elizabeth

Portland Headlight, Cape Elizabeth

Outdoor Activities

  • Go horseback riding, cross country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, or play tennis or disk golf at the 2,500 acre Pineland Farms (2 minutes).
  • Play a course of 18 hole golf or practice at the driving range at Spring Meadows (5 minutes).
  • For downhill skiing try Sunday River with 128 trails and 18 lifts (1 hour).
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  • In the summer months, enjoy a picnic or swim in the surf at Portland Headlight, the oldest lighthouse in Maine (45 minutes).
  • If you prefer freshwater, try swimming, canoeing or boating at Sebago Lake, the second largest in the state (25 minutes), or Sabbathday Lake, home of Shaker Village (15 minutes). 
  • Shaker Hill Outdoors offers a variety of rentals from canoes to paddle boards and kayaks (17 minutes.)
  • Pick your own apples at Thompson's Orchard (10 minutes).
                     Sunday River Sky Resort

                     Sunday River Sky Resort

Shopping & RESTAURANTS

  • A perfect activity anytime of the year is shopping at the outlet stores of Freeport including the world famous L.L. Bean (15 minutes).
  • Explore the many cultural and culinary delights of Maine's largest city, Portland (25 minutes).
  • Locally, our favorites are: The New Gloucester Village Store, Purple House. Both serve wood fired pizza and amazing breakfast items. (10 minutes)
  • Cole Farms on Route 100, has been serving delicious, home-cooked meals at reasonable prices for over 50 years (5 minutes).
  • Pineland Market is open with a wide variety of grocery, bakery and deli items (2 minutes).
  • Outlet Beach in New Gloucester is a upscale lakeside eatery called  (15 minutes). 
  • Louie's Grill in Cumberland offers an eclectic menu and delicious variety of pub fare and seafood, and outstanding desserts (10 min)
  • In Yarmouth, one of our favorites in the local foods scene is Grace (10 minutes). They serve some of our produce! 

Colleges

View Southeast from the highest point in Cumberland County, Gloucester Hill, New Gloucester. Presently the site of Wayfinder Schools.

View Southeast from the highest point in Cumberland County, Gloucester Hill, New Gloucester. Presently the site of Wayfinder Schools.

History

  • Take a tour and visit the gift shop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Founded in 1783, it is the only remaining active Shaker community in the world (15 minutes).

For children and Children at heart

  • The Maine Wildlife Park provides shelter to wild animals who have been orphaned or injured and can't return to the wild (10 minutes).
  • There are over 30 ACA accredited camps located within a 30 mile radius of the George Perley House.