Greater Portland & Casco Bay parks provide recreation and nature adventures

Fort Williams Park and Portland Head Lighthouse
Fort Williams Park and Portland Head Lighthouse

Off Shore Road Cape Elizabeth, ME Phone: 207-433-5910

Seaside park includes beloved lighthouse; good for walks, picnics, ocean views

Fort Williams Park is large swath of land south of Portland and it includes the Portland Head Lighthouse, one of the most popular in Maine for visiting and photographing. The park has many paths for walking and bicycling, playing fields, picnic areas, and tennis courts. The tower of Portland Head Lighthouse is not open to the public, but the keepers’ quarters at 1000 Shore Road has a museum with many interpretive displays about these guardians of the coast ( 207- 799-2661). The park hosts several annual events, like family fun day and a Labor Day art show. The park is open year-round, sunrise to sunset.
Crescent Beach State Park - Cape Elizabeth, ME - Photo Credit ME Bureau of Parks and Lands
Crescent Beach State Park

66 Two Lights Road Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107 Phone: 207-799-5871

Good for walking and hiking, fishing, swimming, and boating.

Visitors to this seaside park will enjoy the beach, ocean swimming, and fishing, not to mention spectacular coastal views of Seal Cove and Richmond Island Harbor. A snack bar and bathhouses are available. There are picnic tables with grills.
Hours: Open Daily 9am - Sunset unless posted otherwise. A fee is charged to enter the park.
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park - Freeport, ME
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

426 Wolfe's Neck Road Freeport, ME, 04032 Phone: 207-865-4465

Good for picnicking, hiking and walking; an entry fee is charged.

This state park features hiking trails, fishing and picnic areas. Five minutes from shopping and dining in downtown Freeport, the park has climax white pine and hemlock forests, a salt marsh estuary, and rocky shorelines on Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River.
Hours: Open year-round, 9am - Sunset.