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Cool old forts.

Some really cool old forts to explore right near portland! lots of people dont know this exists... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wilsons26
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great park

we had a great travel in new england so we came to this park in cape elizabeth on the ocean, it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
arina1836
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Walk along the cliffs, have a quiet picnic or fly a kite at this scenic seaside park.
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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Some really cool old forts to explore right near portland! lots of people dont know this exists because its not tecnically in portland but if you in the area its a great place to visit for a few hours with family, friends or just by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wilsons26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a great travel in new england so we came to this park in cape elizabeth on the ocean, it was a great walk

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arina1836
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Fort Williams Park surrounds the beautiful Portland Head Light. We especially enjoyed the hiking trails along the coastline. The plantings were attractive. There appeared to be some renovation or landscaping going on, but it takes work to keep a park attractive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leigh_Librarian
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Remnants of old coastal gun batteries at the mouth of Portland harbor. Plenty of parking and trails to walk on. Very historical for any history buff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cary S
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Just beyond Portland Headlight, there is a large field where the “0ff Leash” dog park begins. It overlooks the ocean, and consists of a very large open field that will allow your dog to run his/her heart out and play with the other pups that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Great park, but no beach for swimming. Cliffs, rocks, trees, paths, picnicking, lighthouse with shop, restrooms. Not handicap accessible. Serene, park rangers on patrol. Call first, they'll be charging admission soon. Dogs allowed, on leash at Southern-most part, however, they're always let free throughout the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 123private321
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice park to walk around and explore the ruins and visit the very popular Portland Head Lighthouse. Fee in season. Very scenic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rexerazo
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a very beautiful park with the backdrop of the Portland headlight it is absolutely amazing to go there and see all the nice grassy areas and places you can picnic and stay and walk around and see the lighthouse on the ocean.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 665alanb
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Easy to find with plenty of parking. A very nice, easy path along the coastline with magnificent views. The lighthouse made for some very nice photos. We've been in plenty of lighthouses so did not choose to go inside, but just walking along the coastline,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank frankt4712016
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Our 20 month old son wanted to be outside so we took him to Fort Williams to explore. It's a really nice park with lots room to run around and a big path that follows the shore edge. The park is well taken care of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marlena901
June 22, 2017|
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There are paved sidewalks and road, not sure about actual bike paths. Road is safe to bike.
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It's free but ya gotta get a lobster roll from the food truck and that'll set you back a paycheck
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snard
Phoenix
The drive from Fort Williams to Kennebunkport. (2 Replies)
Hi...We will be in Portland for one day on Tuesday October 10th on a cruise stop.Our group of three adults has a basic idea of what we are going to do that day, but I'm hoping to get some feedback on our plans. We are getting a rental car through Enterprise near the cruise port. Then we are driving to 'Fort Williams park' to check out the Portland Head light house and hike around a bit. maybe do the cliff walk there. Then we want to drive to Kennebunkport and explore there for a while....More
October 01, 2017|
Response fromsnard|
I like your idea of replacing Kennebunkport with two lights park...That lobster shack looks great also...That could give us more time to spend in Portland also...Thanks for the insights.
teacher91
Texas
Working In Portland Head Light (14 Replies)
I have allotted two nights, one full day, and two half days to Portland. I can already tell it may not be enough to see all the wonderful places and sites Portland has to offer. #Sigh I see Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park is actually in Cape Elizabeth. Is this a stop we could make logically either when traveling from Booth Bay Harbor to Portland or when leaving Portland and heading to Ogunquit? I suppose we could also just do it at from Portland at some point, but would...More
January 17, 2017|
Response fromtchoiniere|
We stopped there on our way to Portland from Ogunquit. Its only about 20 minutes from downtown Portland so an easy sidetrack from there. It was pouring rain so we didn't spend a lot of time there unfortunately.
cszlaien
Farmingdale, New York
Any suggestions for my Portland/Boothbay Itinerary??? (4 Replies)
Going to Portland/Boothbay in a couple of weeks with my hubby and 3 yr old son and wanted to know if my itinerary below was good or if I needed to add some things that should not be missed. Saturday, August 26th Boothbay railway village Maine Aquarium Sunday, August 27th Head to Portland L.L. Bean Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum Portland Observatory Take ferry to Peaks Island Monday, August 28th Fort Williams Park Portland Head Light
August 16, 2017|
Response fromMainer-On-The-Go|
Might consider adding Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay -- scenic and not at all "stuffy"...