Cape Elizabeth is a scenic city with a well-photographed lighthouse. It is just a short drive from the City of Portland and is surrounded by history and natural beauty.
Holiday rentals in Cape Elizabeth offer a stack of things to do for visitors to this scenic area of New England. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, swimming and enjoying the local beaches. The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust conserves and manages the marshes and woodlands in the area and offers miles of hiking trails and a wildlife refuge and reserve. Crescent Beach State Park has a sandy beach and excellent amenities including showers, playground and picnic tables for a pleasant family day out. It is ideal for sunbathing, fishing and watersports with its calm sheltered waters. Wildlife watching in the area can include moose safaris and whale watching trips. In winter nearby Presque Isle is a popular centre for cross-country skiing.
The lovely city of Portland should be a top priority to visit from Cape Elizabeth holiday homes. It has several interesting museums including an art museum, children’s museum and a museum dedicated to African art. Take a scenic drive or guided walk around the city or attend a performance at the local theatre or opera. It frequently hosts jazz and rock concerts along with performances by the symphony orchestra. The Old Port with its Federal-style architecture is now a shopping and dining district. Fort Kent offers many festivals and events including the International Muskie Derby and the Can Am Crown 250 Sled Dog Race. It is the gateway to the North Maine Woods and was once a major outpost for lumber.
Cape Elizabeth holiday rentals in New England enjoy warm damp summers and cold snowy winters. Average daytime highs in July reach 26°C (79°F) and fall to around 15°C (59°F) overnight. From December to April, temperatures remain frequently below freezing, from -1 to -11°C (30 to 12°F) in January. The area has precipitation all year round which falls as snow in the winter months.
The closest international airport to holiday rentals in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is Portland International (PWM) Jetport. It handles both domestic and international flights and is about 11 miles away. The best way to reach Georgetown is by hiring a car from the airport and driving along the ME-77 although a local bus or taxi may also be able to make the journey in around 30 minutes. Logan International (BOS) Airport in Boston is approximately 110 miles away and has regular flights from all over the world.