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Explore Maine Coast Recreation In and Around Freeport

There are so many things to do on and around the Maine coast, that you’ll have trouble fitting them all in a short visit!  Freeport is the ideal place to find things Maine coast recreation things to do in the great outdoors! Our central location places you in close proximity to many other popular areas. You can view spectacular coastal scenery, enjoy numerous outdoor activities and discover Maine history.

Maine Coast Recreation by Category

Outdoor Adventure

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs
Learn to fly fish, paddle a canoe or kayak, cross-country ski, snowshoe, or practice archery or clay target shooting.

Lincoln Canoe and Kayak Outdoor Center
Paddle a canoe or kayak, or try paddle boarding

Bird Watching

Mast Landing Bird Sanctuary
A serene Maine Audubon Society property perfect for walking, enjoying a picnic and bird watching.

Gisland Farm Sanctuary
A Maine Audubon Society property with nature trails winding through meadows, woods and estuaries. Enjoy art exhibits and an extensive collection of mounted mammals and birds representative of Maine’s ecosystems.

Beaches

Winslow Memorial Park
Freeport’s town park has a beach with nature trails, a picnic area with tables, grills, volleyball court, playground and sheltered or open group function area, all with pretty coastal views.

Animals

Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Cows, pigs, sheep and chickens are at this public organic farm situated on the shore of Casco Bay. Watch a calf being born (April) and walk in the wooded nature trails.

Hiking

Wolfe’s Neck State Park
Hike nature trails around the peninsula’s perimeter, climb on the rocks and try to spot an osprey while enjoying the magnificent views.

Androscoggin River Bicycle & Pedestrian Path is a 2.63 mile paved bicycle and walking path along the Androscoggin River. It is maintained year round, and open 24 hrs. (Parking at the Water Street entrance is open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset).

Deserts

Desert of Maine
Visit the 1797 William Tuttle farm. After successful years growing potatoes, severe soil erosion occurred on this land exposing a veritable desert. Most of the farm’s buildings have been curried by sand, but the 200 year old barn houses the Farm Museum.

Boating

  • Captain Fish’s Whale Watch, Boothbay Harbor
  • Hardy Boat, New Harbor
  • Monhegan Boat Line, Port Clyde

Maine Coast Recreation Parks

Bradbury Mountain State Park
Hike a small mountain and see an enormous view.

Reid State Park
Enjoy magnificent scenery, crashing surf and a tidal area for children at this wonderful beach.

Popham Beach State Park
Panoramic views and a small rocky island to explore, this beach is a spectacular example of Maine scenery.

Wolfe’s Neck State Park
Hike nature trails around the peninsula’s perimeter, climb on the rocks and try to spot an osprey while enjoying the magnificent views.

There are truly so many things to do while enjoying Maine coast recreation that you’ll have to plan carefully to take in all of them!

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