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Lighthouse Ride 40-mile Route

Ride Description

The 40-mile 8 Lighthouse Ride includes the South Portland Greenbelt as well as a spur to the 3-mile section of the Eastern Trail across the beautiful Scarborough Marsh, the largest salt marsh in Maine. From there, the ride continues along the spectacular coastline of Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and South Portland, passing by three state parks, five gorgeous beaches, and two museums. Eight historic lighthouses are visible from the route. Flat to rolling terrain. This ride also includes a 3-mile crossing of the beautiful Scarborough Marsh on the Eastern Trail (crossed both going out and return trip). The trail has a fine, packed gravel surface which is suitable for road bikes traveling at 10 mph. The remainder of the ride is on paved public roads.

2017 ride takes place on Saturday, September 9. FMI:

Ride Highlights

  •   8 Historic lighthouses
  •   5 Beaches
  •   3 State parks
  •   2 Museums
  •   Scarborough Marsh
  •   Ocean views


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Ride Stats

Type: Road
Length: 40 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Surface: Paved


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Eastern Trail Alliance


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