Folk fought for our freedom - So many people have fought and lost their lives so that we could be free. This fort is a good reminder that we can not take that fact too lightly. We still need to fight injustice!
Big disappointment - I visited Gillette Castle to find flower beds & pots all gone to weeds. Viewing the plants in the solarium looked stressed & brown. The Castle was closed due to budget restraints, yet the air conditioning was running. The gift shop & food court were open, why? There were only 3 cars in the parking lot. The wall to the pond is falling into itself. It would be better to close the park, than make it an embarrassment. People do travel from all over to find this.
The Cliffs - If you can find it, it is well off a beaten path. There used to be a bridge near this castle that crossed the river, although it is gone now. There is still however a rock face that was part of the bridge. There just happens to be deep water there, and there are three heights of places to cliff jump. (tallest is 35 ft). Be aware though, you need to use a rope to climb back up. This makes the park amazing.
Wonderful, peaceful waterfall - We viewed Campbell Falls in October and loved the peaceful place. Our only problem is we used the address given above in our GPS and ended up at Burr Pond/State Park. Can the address be changed above? We should have just followed the directions given.
Perfect day that ended in engagement - We took a steam train to a ferry, the ferry to the base of the castle where we hiked up and picnicked with an amazing view. At the end of the picnic my fiancee proposed. It was an amazing view, an amazing day and I recommend visiting Gillette Castle state park, it's magical.