Posted on October 1, 2021 and last updated on October 01, 2022

Fort Halifax State Historic Site, Winslow


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 0.25-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers, blockhouse

Though there are no formal trails at this small city park, you can still take a pleasant stroll and take in the views of the Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers and old Hathaway Mill, as well check out the oldest blockhouse in the US. The lawns are kept neatly mown, making it easy to walk around them. You can stop at the small beach at the point where the two rivers meet. Two chairs had been set up the day I visited.

The blockhouse was part of a fort built by Major General John Winslow and his soldiers in 1754 to protect English settlers from the French and their Native American allies.

Directions: The entrance to the park is at 70-98 Bay Street (Route 201), across the bridge on the north side from the intersection of Routes 201 and 137.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!