Portland offers a bit of something for everyone when it comes to sightseeing. Casco Bay, which adjoins the city, features broad coastline viewing. One of the best locations for viewing the bay is nearby Fort Williams Park with plenty of open shoreline to take in ocean scenes. This park also features abandoned defensive fortifications and even a former mansion for truly unusual seaside strolling and viewing. To enjoy the region's deep woods beauty, a quick drive up to the summit of Mt. Agamenticus in York takes in the majestic trees and pristine peaks with views as far as the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. This is a much beloved activity to take in summer's splendor as well as the changing autumnal colors that so captivate visitors to Mt. A, as it is called. Meanwhile, Vaughan Woods State Park in South Berwick introduces visitors to the confluence of sea and land that made the area so attractive to Native Americans and colonists alike. Walking along upland ridges, the flowing waters of the adjoining Salmon Falls River captivate and delight sightseers. No matter what your preference – sea, land or even a simply back country road drive – the Portland area offers a great deal to sightseers of all ages.
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