Popular Maine park, beaches reopen to limited use

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Popular Maine park, beaches reopen to limited use

Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth and public beaches in Wells are back open

Several popular coastal locations in southern Maine are reopening Monday. Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth is open to pedestrians and cyclists.Playground areas, portable toilets and equipment like binoculars remain off-limits and are marked as such. Visitors are not required to wear face masks, but signs, park rangers and park greeters will remind visitors to maintain a six feet of social distance.Dogs will also be required to be on leashes.”If we’re doing social distancing, I think a 6-foot leash is appropriate,” said Councilor Valerie Deveraux. “People touch their dogs – if we have dogs off leash, I think that could create a lot of problems.”Also starting Monday, public beaches in the town of Wells are open for walking, swimming, surfing and fishing only. The town asked that anyone visiting the beaches adhere to CDC guidelines concerning social distancing.

Several popular coastal locations in southern Maine are reopening Monday.

Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth is open to pedestrians and cyclists.

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Playground areas, portable toilets and equipment like binoculars remain off-limits and are marked as such. Visitors are not required to wear face masks, but signs, park rangers and park greeters will remind visitors to maintain a six feet of social distance.

Dogs will also be required to be on leashes.

“If we’re doing social distancing, I think a 6-foot leash is appropriate,” said Councilor Valerie Deveraux. “People touch their dogs – if we have dogs off leash, I think that could create a lot of problems.”

Also starting Monday, public beaches in the town of Wells are open for walking, swimming, surfing and fishing only. The town asked that anyone visiting the beaches adhere to CDC guidelines concerning social distancing.