Yesterday Wilma, My Mom and I visited Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Fort Williams Park is a 90 acres Park located in the Casco Bay. It includes: the Portland Head Lighthouse and museum, the Goddard Mansion, beautiful coastal views, and historic ruins. It was formerly a United States Army Fort, but in 1979 became designated as Fort Williams State Park.
We had a perfect Adventure to Fort Williams Park. My last blog on this location was two years ago with Shadow, Wilma, My Mom, and I so I thought it was good timing to blog again. We began our Adventure by visiting some ruins, and then heading down to the coastal Trail. The coast was lined with flowers, framing the Lighthouse. After walking for a bit and appreciating the colorful flowers we ventured to the Lighthouse. The amazing thing about thing about the Portland Head Lighthouse is that you can walk up to it and around. It is just immense, and so picturesque. As you walk around you can also see gorgeous water views, with the waves crashing into the shores. Just a special location in all ways!
From there we wandered to another coastal Trail viewing the Lighthouse from the opposite side. Wilma made some friends with some visitors which is always a smiling moment. After walking and exploring we decided to have a Gelato. This is something we were thinking about on our last summer visit, but it closed before we had planned on stopping back. The Gelato was a drippy, sticky, yet refreshing. I was disappointed that there was no dog ice cream, however Wilma did get at couple spoons of an acceptable alternative. After this savoring snack we decided to find a spot in the shade to sit, relax, and enjoy the coastal view. Although this location was much cooler then the last, it was still a steamy day. We chatted away, relaxed and cooled down before heading off to our next location in the Park.
We then decided to explore some more of the coastal Trail, and of course yet another view of Portland Head. The Trails were lovely. From afar we could see the Ram Lighthouse, the closest view from the shore. We walked and walked, I really could not get enough. At one point I decided to take a steep walk with Wilma down to the rocks. I left my camera with Mom so she could snap a couple photographs from afar. See if you can find this photograph below??!! Wilma sipped from a tidal pool and absolutely loved some rock hopping! I only took one video on this Adventure, which took place from this location. It was so peaceful, the sounds of the crashing so therapeutic. Such a serene and scenic moment.
Our next part of the day was visiting the little beach. It was at this point of the we were transitioning to this stop that there was a quick downpour, mostly occurring when we were in the car. It appeared to briefly cool down the air, and made for quite the raging sky. The rocks on the beach were round, and abundant, quite dramatically framing the beach. Wilma and I walked through the rocks and to the small sandy shore. Wilma entered the water as requested, but would rush out when the small raves came racing toward her. It was fun to watch her, not seeming to realized this was a continual occurrence.
Our last part of the day was visiting more of the ruins, and the Goddard mansion, quite a unique addition to this coastal park. I love ruins, especially when you can climb on, explore, and check out spectacular views from atop. We appreciated these locations, and took many photographs, as per the usual.
We spent about four hours cherishing this magnificent Park! I did not want to leave! We definitely will be back to Fort Williams Park in the future (Rating: 4.5)