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Fort Madison State Park

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Address: Perkins Street, Castine, ME

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Great views of Islesboro and out to Resolution Island

This is a small grassy old Fort with a fabulous view.There are a few spaces to park your car.Bring a kite for your kids because there is a big area to run in the grass.Also there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small grassy old Fort with a fabulous view.There are a few spaces to park your car.Bring a kite for your kids because there is a big area to run in the grass.Also there are steps so you can go to the rocky beach to search for beach glass.This place is easy to find it is on Perkins... More 

Thank claring
Haymarket, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a historic park right on Castine Harbour. It has earthen fortifications, an artillery cannon, and the US flag flying proudly. Nice spot to learn about Castine's early military history and have a picnic lunch.

Thank tom m
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is just an outdoor park but has become a tradition on our visits. Run around with the kids, sit on the cannons, have a picnic (but bring the bug spray)

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Almost always cool and breezy, fantastic views, picnic bench and places to sit to enjoy the view, step access to small beach, historic cannon and burms, beautiful scenic harbor. Best place in Castine to enjoy the view.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We attended a wedding held at this park. The view, the blue skies and clouds and the surrounding historical houses make it a splendid location to relax and spend a bit of time.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

You can tell where the fort was by the earthen works mounds and the cannon makes it interesting. The view of Penobscot Bay is wonderful and you can understand why there were many fights to control this location! Even is the Fort does not interest you, it's a great place to watch the water.

1 Thank LPMaineVa
Castine, Maine, United States
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Lovely views to Castine Harbor entrance and across Penobscot Bay to Islesboro. Watching the boats coming and going is a delight!

Thank Gene B
Bedford, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

The remnants of an earthenworks fort built by the British in the late 1700s. You can see why they choose this spot once you see the all-encompassing view of the bay they had from here. There is also an old cannon on site. None of the buildings remain. There are several benches and picnic tables where you can site and... More 

Thank girlinthemoon57_12
Inverness Fl
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Travel time is almost to its peak in Maine. The Peepers are coming by the bus load for the colors. We just came back from Fort Madison State Park near Maine . Hit 40 degrees and the reds came popping out. Give it two more weeks and POW Camera in the ready!!

Thank jmsimek

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