Casco Bay is gorgeous. Being out on a kayak is gorgeous. And Fort Gorges is really cool. It’s a military fort out on Hog Island built in the mid 1800s but deemed obsolete by the time it was finished. From Portland’s East End beach, it’s a 2.5-mile round trip, if you loop around the island. Of course, you’re going to want to get out at some point and explore this historic, albeit unneccessary off-shore structure.
Staff photo by Gregory Rec