Town and CELT owned


This out-and-back trail connects 8.2 miles of Cape Elizabeth with Ft. Williams at one end and Kettle Cove at the other.


Lot Parking is available at both Fort Williams and Kettle Cove from dawn to dusk.


First envisioned in 1974, the Cross-Town Trail linking Ft. Williams to Kettle Cove has come to fruition! Providing a scenic tour of Cape Elizabeth’s most spectacular conservation areas, this 8.2-mile trail passes through the Robinson Woods, Spurwink Marsh, and Gull Crest conservation lands as well as along the shores of Great Pond. Comprised of both Land Trust and Town trails, this corridor can be walked at a leisurely pace in 3-4 hours. The mid-point of the trail passes through Town Center and the land trust office, providing an opportunity to rest or refuel. Each spring and fall, CELT offers a guided walk of the entire trail beginning at Ft. Williams and concluding with a picnic lunch at Kettle Cove and a shuttle ride back to Ft. Williams. For more information, contact CELT.

CELT has created this PDF trail guide with a brief history of the trail and detailed directions.


Please see Town Greenbelt Trails Map for Rules & Guidelines on all town properties.

On CELT Properties:
Please cherish and help care for this natural preserve. Limit trail use to daytime hours only. Carry out all waste and stay on marked trails.

Please, no:

  • foraging
  • commercial use of property
  • motorized vehicles
  • fires and camping
  • bicycles
  • hunting
  • alcoholic beverages and illegal substances

*Notice for Dog Owners

Please keep dogs within sight at all times and remove all dog waste. Please keep dogs out of sensitive habitat areas. No commercial dog walking at any time. Reminder: Maine Law requires dog license and rabies tag on collar at all times.