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Fort Williams Park Reviews
beautiful park with old buildings, lighthouses and history. A must see even if you are not in the area. more »
This spot is beautiful 365 days a year but if you want a fabulous photo of the lighthouse go on a sunny day. more »
I walk to Fort Williams every day. I like it best in November through April when the tourists are gone. But, the views and breeze and surf and wildlife amaze and grace me year round. For kids, there i... more »
Clean and well maintained gardens! Beautiful walking areas. There are several parking areas so you have a variety of locations to wander. There are several that are not maintained during the winter so pay attention to signs and barriers. Also the walking paths are not fully maintained all winter either. There are still a lot of locations to walk around just wear appropriate clothing and foot wear and be careful. The lighthouse itself is fully taken care of year round and there are a few spots to park close to it. If the spots are all taken park further away, enjoy the view and then check back because most don't stay long and parking rotates quickly.
Fort Williams Park is a special place to me. In the park you'll find Portland HeadLight, one of the most beautiful lighthouses you'll ever see. There is also views of other lighthouses located nearby. The park has walking trails, a playground, picnic sheds, a gift shop open seasonally and awesome coastline. There is ample parking at various places in the park for cars as well as tour buses. If you're visiting Maine and remotely interested in lighthouses, Fort Williams Park should be on your "must see" list.
Breath taking beauty. Salt air, history and the sound of crashing surf. Skip Rock's on the beach and have a picnic. The seagulls are professional scavengers and are hilarious to watch. Unless it's your slice of pizza. You just gotta see this Jewel of a light house.
Maybe it was just the time of year I visited, but I certainly disagree with some of the other reviews. The lighthouse is beautiful and well maintained, but the rest of the grounds aren't. The beach was littered with trash, the batteries were covered in graffiti, and the restrooms were disgusting.
A must-visit if you are in Portland. The place is only about a half-hour drive from downtown Portland and has a beautiful and historic lighthouse that is very picturesque in the winter. Check the weather before visiting, especially during winter, and layer up as necessary. It was sunny but below freezing when we visited and even with thick layers on, we could only brave 20 minutes of cold weather before retreating back to our car.
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