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significance or just to say I have seen that, this is what it is about.  Showing people that traveling does not always include an airplane ride to Disney, but it should always include quality time with your travel companions.  It doesn’t matter if they are friends or family, you can have fun traveling in your own backyard, have the chance to see some amazing or weird things, and not go broke doing it.

Stockton Springs is a quiet little town on US Route 1.  In researching this town I have found that it holds some historical significance.  In the heart of what is now Fort Point State Park used to lay Fort Pownall.  This fort was created to drive out the remainder of the Native Americans in the area in the mid 1700's, but when the Revolutionary War broke out the British claimed the forts cannons and gun powder.

  In order to prevent the British from further using the fort it was purposely destroyed by members of the continental army.  Today all that remains is a stone marker and you can see the remnants of the ditches that surrounded the fort.  Now Fort Point State Park is home to Fort Point Light House.  Visitors to the park can enjoy the light house by requesting a tour.  They can also enjoy the park grounds which offer many places for a picnic lunch, exploring the coast line around the park, bike riding, and fishing to name a few activities.  Admission to the park is very inexpensive, I often bring my dogs here to walk around the park, or come here to do some fishing.  I also enjoy fishing off the towns docks on Cape Jellison. 

There are some other hidden gems about Stockton Springs, if you are walking through the woods along a deer path you may come across a waterfall or two, and you never know what wildlife you will come across.  I have seen deer and moose in my backyard, and I have also seen quail just down the road from me.  The animals love all the blueberry patches in the area.

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