537 US 1
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: (207) 865-3777
Fax: (207) 865-4678
When you think of Maine, you imagine salty ocean breezes, beaches and perhaps buttered lobster rolls, which is why this 'desert,' just a short distance from the city of Freeport is so unique. Formed over thousands of years by glacial erosion, the 40 acre (16.18 hectares) stretch of shifting sand dunes offers plenty of fun activities for the entire family. Opened as a tourist attraction in 1925, the sand dunes were originally hidden under foliage and greenery, uncovered by soil erosion and farming over the years on the privately owned Tuttle Farm. Oddly contrasting with the dense forested land surrounding the site, tram or trolley cart tours provide the perfect opportunity to discover the wonders and natural habitat of the dunes. Those who enjoy a hike can make a day trip and explore the trails and hiking paths on foot. Children will especially enjoy activities like sand painting, crafts, gem stone mining, fossil hunting, butterfly observation and exploring the original Tuttle farm.
The Eastern Promenade, better known as Eastern Prom, is a historic promenade and recreation area. This park offers ample facilities to visitors and has something for everyone. This scenic promenade located along the Casco Bay offers stunning views and serenity; you can sit here all by yourself and read your favorite book or simply get along you friends for an afternoon picnic. The Eastern Prom also features tennis/basketball courts, playground; sports like kite flying, swimming are also played here. Apart from that, it also hosts nature walks, marathons, cultural events and concerts on a regular basis. All in all, Eastern Promenade makes for a perfect picnic spot with family and friends alike.
This beautiful secluded beach is located in the Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area. Seawall is accessible only via foot, as it a protected area. This stunning beach is not meant for recreational purposes, but for nature lovers, researchers and bird-watchers in particular. Those who love hiking and being outdoors will enjoy the trek to this amazingly pristine beach.
Reid State Park encompasses 610 acres (246.85 hectares) of the south-eastern coast of Georgetown. The coastal end of the park features a relaxing beach area. Seaside lovers can enjoy a swim in the cooling waters or bask in the glorious sun. The place is visited by various birds, making it an ideal spot for bird watchers. Broad walks and trails leading through salt marshes, woods and salt dunes offer hikers a relaxing walk.
The energy and excitement of the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is sure to get to you. When in Maine, be sure to head down to this racetrack for a whole evening worth of adrenaline-pumping entertainment. The racetrack also hosts several events throughout the year like Thursday Thunder, Car Wars, Nascar Nights, Whiz Kids and Day of Destruction, so be sure to check if there are any special events before you head over. The racetrack is also very kid-friendly, even going the extra mile to create a Bunny Bus to take kids around the racetrack. A great place at a great prices!
Otto Wallingford and Dr. Camille Gardner set up the Lost Valley Ski Area in 1961. From the novice to the ace, the ski terrains cater to all types of skiers. Come summer, and this snow clad area transforms into a summer vacation spot complete with activities like paintball and mountain biking. For schedule and other details, check website.