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Fort Williams Park
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Owner description: Walk along the cliffs, have a quiet picnic or fly a kite at this scenic seaside park.
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The lighthouse, of course. Postcard pix as advertised. Wonderful strolls along a rocky coast, good paths. You can do easy walks or less easy hikes. No difficult hikes. The park is free. There is a small fee for the museum. You cant take a bad picture. Great history. There are areas to take your dogs and unleash them.

And the best lobster rolls are not near the lighthouse. But on the west side of Old Glory. It is "Bite Into Maine". A food truck with FRESH lobster rolls. Yum! I will post pictures soon.

Thank Vicky-McG
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Located in Portland, a very short drive from the heart of the city, this State Park is worth the trip. It is free and very well maintained. Lots of parking and walking trails. All of the trails are easy to walk and provide excellent views of the Maine coastline. We walked to the Maine Head Light, North America's most photographed lighthouse and Maine's oldest. I noticed that there were some other attractions in the park but I was not able to visit any of the others due to time constraints. Overall, this park was beautiful and provided excellent views of the rocky Maine coastline. Worth a trip!

Thank kkolodz
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Wow, What a great surprise as my focus was the LightHouse. A Summer Beach for those that want to swim and frolic in very cool Ocean water and a Massive Park for Hiking and Picnic spots are in abundance. Make sure and check Hours as the Park may not be open all Hours.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Went specifically to take photos of the lighthouse, but enjoyed all the features. Paid to see the lighthouse museum and learned a lot about the U S Coast Guard's history and lighthouse operations in general. Wonderful photography opportunities. On-site painters and photographers selling scenic views. Rugged coat line and not much beach here. Make sure you take time to visit this beautiful site.

Thank MRbluegill
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you want to see a postcard come alive, go to Fort Williams Williams State Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME. There you will see the Portland Headlight, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. You also will be able to tour all over the fort where signs explain what occurred in various areas. There is a great area for kite flying and also a beach. There are fields for pick up games of all types of sports. With the ocean cresting on the rocks and the acres of land with everything from swimming to biking, it is a wonderful place to picnic, have family outings or just a place to escape with no fees involved.

Thank ME_DELandenberg
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