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Fort Williams Park

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Address: 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
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+1 207-799-9574

Walk along the cliffs, have a quiet picnic or fly a kite at this scenic...

Walk along the cliffs, have a quiet picnic or fly a kite at this scenic seaside park.

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Weekend trip to Portland

Beautiful park! Nice to walk around and explore a bit. The views were spectacular. Great spot to to relax and get a little exercise.

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful park! Nice to walk around and explore a bit. The views were spectacular. Great spot to to relax and get a little exercise.

Thank daspeedster16
Felton, Delaware
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful day to walk around Fort Williams Park. This was right next door to the Portland Head Light so we were able to spend a couple of very enjoyable hours. You can walk in the ruins and climb to the top for amazing views. Make it a stop when you are in Portland.

Thank roytan1947
Plainview, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...considering that there is no visible refuse receptacle and no permanent restroom facilities. Kudos to the people of Cape Elizabeth for keeping this park free for all to see and enjoy. Voluntary donations are accepted and recommended. Visitors to the Portland Head Lighthouse are grateful for the free parking provided by the Park. Kite flying during clear and sunny days... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! A beautiful, classic New England lighthouse near Portland Maine. A must visit for folks from landlocked, southern and western states!! Tons of parking, free and good cliff walks. We discovered one walk was a favorite of all dogs Some great history : check out the bell and also the reference to the lost ship : the... More 

Thank jm2r
Seekonk, MA
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129 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Views! Hang out for an hour or several hours .. it's up to you. Portland Lighthouse, Goddard Mansion Ruins and Old Forts to explore. There is a picnic area and a beach.

Thank mersee
North Shore Mass.
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have only visited here in winter/spring. What a beautiful property. Walking a long the shore and woods was beautiful. I stop here every time I am in the area.

Thank gailh185
Goshen, New York
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117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Most visitors will come here to see the lighthouse, which is a good reason to come by the way, but the park that is built around the old fort is worth the visit too. If your interested in history this is a must see location. There are information boards at key locations to give you details on the structure. I've... More 

Thank Bob F
Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

And lots of history to be seen here. A shout out to Cape Elizabeth for not turning this expanse into an exclusive condo palace. Ball fields, dog walks and seaside trails combine to make this a 'must visit' on your stop in Portland. Then, of course, Portland Head light is here.

Thank Mark P
Austin, Texas
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532 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Most people come here for the light house. We were happy to see other things to do. There was lots of places to walk around. Other things to see. Plenty of parking. We enjoyed the historic sites and the various views we could get of the lighthouse. The park is in progress. I encourage them to keep up the good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were there in early Jan.and the roads were well maintained, sidewalks plowed and getting around was easy. Kids were sledding along the hill and the view of the light house was fantast.

Thank lostnmass

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