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Two Lights State Park is a State Park located on Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It is a popular point of destination for Maine residents and the many visitors who enjoy the state's rocky coast. Opened in 1961, the park includes 41 acres (170,000 m2) 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 also contains the remains of a World War II-era seacoast battery bunker and fire control tower.

History

The park's name originated in the twin lighthouses located nearby 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 (27 km) 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 painting Lighthouse at Two Lights.

Facilities

Park facilities include paths and benches along the shore, rest rooms, and a playground. Picnic tables situated on the hills facing the ocean afford visitors views of the ocean.

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Coordinates: 43°34′N 70°13′W / 43.567°N 70.217°W / 43.567; -70.217

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