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Tour de Beaches Map & Description

Detailed Route Description — 16.2 mile loop

Mill Creek Park to Bug Light Park (1.8 mi.)
Leave Hannaford Supermarket parking lot heading west on Market Street. Take an immediate left onto South Portland Greenbelt Walkway.

Take the Greenway for 1.8 miles, crossing Margaret, Mussey, Harriet, Pine, Sawyer and Stanford streets along the way. (Use caution when crossing.) The Greenway exits onto Benjamin W. Pickett St, then turns right down Madison Street to the entrance of Bug Light Park.

Bug Light Park to Spring Point Light (.9 mi.)
Trip distance to this point: 2.7 miles.
To proceed to Spring Point Light, take Madison Street back to the intersection with Benjamin W. Pickett St. Stay on Pickett until you reach Fort Road. Take a left onto Fort Road and take it to the end, when you will see Spring Point Light.

Spring Point Light to Fort Williams Park (2.4 mi.)
Trip distance to this point: 5.1 miles.
Take Fort Road from Spring Point Light to the intersection with Preble Street (a distance of roughly .5 miles). Turn left onto Preble and follow it for .9 mile, to the intersection with Shore Rd. Follow Shore Rd. for .8 mile until you see the entrance of Fort Williams Park on your left.

Fort Williams Park to Crescent Beach State Park (5.5 mi.)
Trip distance to this point:10.6 miles.
Leaving Fort Williams, take a left onto Shore Rd. This section in the vicinity of Delano Park has a few hills and blind corners, so caution is advised. The road offers better sight lines after it passes Robinson Woods, an 82-acre preserve with 3 miles of trails and 300 year old trees owned by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. In 2.7 miles, you will reach Rt 77, also known as Ocean House Road. Bear left, passing a grocery store and pizza shop, and soon enter a long straight section of riding with nice wide shoulders. Just over 2 miles from where you turned onto Rt 77, you’ll see a sign for Two Lights State Park. Here the road to the park bears left (Shown as blue line on map.) This is a nice side trip, as the rocky shoreline is distinctly different than the white sands of Crescent Beach, your next destination. Rt 77 now sweeps right and becomes what is known locally as Bowery Beach Road. You’ll pass a large inn on the left, then some impressive strawberry fields before arriving at the entrance road to Crescent Beach State Park (entrance fee required Memorial Day through Columbus Day). A .2 mile ride will take you to the beach.

Crescent Beach State Park back to Starting Point (5.6 mi.)
Total trip distance:16.2 miles.
Leaving Crescent Beach State Park, take a left onto Bowery Beach Rd (Rt 77). Go 1.2 miles and take a right onto Spurwink Avenue (there’s a beautiful white church on the corner). Stay on Spurwink Avenue for 2.9 miles, until you junction with Ocean House Road (Rt 77). Take a left and follow Rt 77 back to Broadway, a distance of 1.3 miles. Cross over Broadway (Rt 77 now becomes Ocean St. 
Go .1 mile and take a right onto Hinckley Drive to return to your starting point.

Entrance to Greenbelt from Cottage Rd. (Google Maps)
Entrance to Bug Light Park (Google Maps)
Portland Head Light, commissioned in 1794
Robinson Woods, Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Google Maps)
Crescent Beach State Park