Hike Report for Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park is located in United States. It is located at the following coordinates: (43.6234, -70.209).
This hike report was written by Douglas Twitchell, about a hike on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

This report describes a hike on Cliff Walk Trail

Directions to Cliff Walk Trail

Fort Williams Park is 2.3 miles in on the Shore Road, from Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth. The Cliff Walk is right along the coast, by the lighthouse.

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Fort Williams is a hugely popular tourist destination in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Part of the draw is the fact that it is free admission. An even bigger draw is the large open fields for picnics and fun. Probably the greatest draw is Portland Head Light - Maine's oldest and most famous lighthouse, and probably the most frequently painted and photographed lighthouse in the world.

Portland Head Light

There is a short walking/hiking trail that stretches along the coast from the lighthouse, which provides beautiful views of the ocean, the rocky coast, and the lighthouse itself.

Laura and I went for a walk along this cliff trail last summer. The walk is not difficult; the trail is well maintained and easily traveled by my wife, who was seven months pregnant!


Great for the family!


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Most of my hiking happens in the North East region of the United States. I don't hike as much as I used to, now that we have a baby in the house, but I do love to get out and explore now and then! If I've provided incorrect info in any of my reports, please drop me a comment so I can fix it! (more...)
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