Here are our top five favorite places in Freeport to sneak away to for a few hours or full day on the coast – perfect for your next Maine vacation!
Wolfe’s Neck Center Kayak & Canoe Rentals
The calm waters of Casco Bay are perfect for both beginner and expert paddlers. Circle around Googins Island, a protected osprey habitat, and you may be lucky enough to see the resident osprey catch fish for their young. Bald eagles, great blue heron, and harbor seals are frequent visitors, even the occasional porpoise! Kayaks (single and tandem) and canoes are available June through September. Start planning your adventure here.
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs
Let’s get outside together! From paddlesports and fly casting to archery and sport shooting, our exciting classes, tours and trips will help you discover a whole new reason to love the outdoors. Summer and winter programs available. llbean.com/adventure
Seacoast Tours of Freeport
Want to venture a little further out into the open ocean? Seacoast Tours of Freeport provides scenic trips on Casco Bay from early June and through mid-October. Three trip choices include your choice of Lobstering Demo & Wildlife Exploration, Eagle Island (historic home of famed Arctic explorer Admiral Peary) or Captain Peter’s brand new Oyster Farm Tours. Easy online booking and free shuttle from downtown Freeport to the harbor. Charter trips are available too! Learn More.
Winslow Park & Campground
Winslow Park and Campground offers a 6/10 mile trail through a white pine stand with magnificent views of the South Freeport Harbor and Casco Bay, numerous picnic tables and grills, a tidal beach, a boat launch area for anything from trailer-carried power and sail boats to canoes and kayaks, and a Thursday night concert series during July and August. Just a short drive from the downtown shops. Find out more here.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
233 acres dedicated to nature appreciation on a peninsula on Casco Bay. The park provides interpretive signs on trails and guided programs for groups and the general public. Facilities include picnic tables with charcoal grills; wheelchair accessible parking, picnicking, bathrooms, and path; and five miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the shores of Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. For more information click here.