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“Maine, the way life should be.”Greater Portland Maine, which includes Portland, Maine and the neighboring towns of Cape Elizabeth,ME., Cumberland,ME., Falmouth,ME., Gorham,ME., Scarborough,ME., South Portland,ME., and Westbrook,ME. Whether you are here to live, or just vacationing, the Greater Portland Maine area has so much to offer! From the Maine lighthouses, quaint Maine villages, sophisticated arts, to the classic Maine beaches there is never a dull moment in Greater Portland Maine!
With a population of almost a quarter of a million, the Greater Portland Maine area is home to about 25% of Maine’s total population.
Being a coastal region, the climate is somewhat tempered from other Maine inland areas, making for milder winters and cool summer breezes.
Surrounded by the waters of Casco Bay, there are many Maine islands for exploring, Maine beaches for relaxing and Maine lighthouses for visiting. Don’t miss a stop to Portland Head Light, Maine’s first and most famous lighthouse located in Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME. For the naturalist, there is Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, ME, the Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails and field trips. And the kids will love the amusements parks in Saco, ME and Old Orchard Beach, ME.
Other lighthouses in the Greater Portland area include; Cape Elizabeth Light at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Cape Elizabeth West, a sister to Cape Elizabeth Light and now privately owned, Portland Breakwater “Bug” Light located in South Portland, Maine, and Spring Point Light which is also located in South Portland, Maine.
Photos courtesy of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau located in downtown Portland Maine.