Arnold Promise

While Fort Williams Park is beautiful year-round, the winter beauty is mostly black and white, featuring snow, stone and tree bark, with the ocean ranging from gray to green to blue in the background. The first bright color in the park begins now – late February to early March – when the ‘Arnold ...

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Ferns & Fiddleheads

In the Arboretum at Fort Williams Park, two of our most abundant native plants are the hay-scented fern, Dennstaedtia punctilobula, and sweetfern, Comptonia peregrina, which is classified as a shrub. Both of these plants are able to tolerate full sun and hot, dry conditions. The addition of native ...

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Milkweed and Monarchs

Fort Williams Park provides us with endless opportunities to learn about our world. Both Cliffside and Lighthouse View are examples of environmental reclamation, with native plants flourishing and wildlife habitat being re-established. Alterations in habitat, however well-intentioned, result in ...

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Apple Trees At Cliffside

If you’ve been to Cliffside recently, you’ve undoubtedly noticed an abundance of apples blanketing the ground. It’s a beautiful sight and a cue to the arrival of fall. All across Maine, apple growers are reporting an overabundant crop. A plethora of fruit is typically nature’s signal of a harsher ...

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