|Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine|
This is a must see for any visitor to Southern Maine, but it also is a great place for locals to frequent. No matter how many times I visit this spot, I'm speechless by the beauty of the crashing waves, rugged coast, and regal lighthouse.
Matt and I visited the park this weekend. If visiting in the fall and winter, make sure to bundle up as the winds make it a cold spot.
Here's how I enjoy my time at Ft. William's Park...
Trail: Easy, Family Friendly, Dog Friendly, Picnic
Directions: Cross the bridge (77) from Portland into South Portland. Once there, follow signs to the Portland Head Light on Shore Road. Map provided at portlandheadlight.com
Parking: Once in the park, I follow the driveway in, and then take a right to the far gravel parking lot. All parking in the park is free for visitors. If you take a left, you can park in the smaller lot by the beach/playground.
|Ram Island Ledge Light|
|Trail at Fort Williams Park|
Other Activities: The park offers great picnic facilities, many large fields for soccer or frisbee, and high winds which is excellent for kite flying.
This park is a New England treasure and a must see for anyone visiting Maine. As a local Mainer, I never get sick of visiting this precious spot.
Feel free to comment and share what you enjoy about Ft. Williams Park