Our original plan to celebrate the first day of spring break for the kiddos was to head down to Boston until we realized it was Patriots’ Day and the Boston Marathon. Unless you’re already in Boston, best to stay away unless you want to be stuck in traffic.
So we kept it local and decided to discover a new place in Maine. We’ve never been to Wolfe’s Neck State Park, but heard great things. It’s super close to 295 right outside Freeport Village.
There are some great picnic areas. The bathrooms were closed, but luckily there was an outhouse that was clean and had hand sanitizer.
The trails are super easy which was great for the kiddos. It was a wonderful walk through the woods with benches all around so you can sit and simply enjoy nature. It was low tide so we were able to go down the trails to the shoreline. Lots of seashells and seaweed for the kids the explore. Luckily we planned and brought boots. It comes in handy when you want to walk down the shoreline. The flats are super mucky and easy to get stuck in just like quick sand.
We spent about 2 hours hiking. We probably could have walked around for another hour, but the kiddos were hungry. Luckily Freeport Village is a 10 minute drive away. We had lunch at Gritty’s. We love eating here with the kiddos because it is so family friendly. There is a crooked house, a swing set and a huge grassy area where kids can throw footballs. We love sitting outside so we can watch the kids play. The food is typical pub fare, but for our sanity, this is definitely the go to place.
After lunch we hit up the shops at Freeport Village. You can not go to Freeport without heading to L.L.Beans. Great outlet shopping. A ton of stores for all tastes. They’ve really developed Freeport the past few years. Lots more shopping and dining option. They’ve also increased parking areas which have been a challenge.
This was a wonderful Maine adventure for the whole family. It’s a great way to spend a whole day full of activity. Start off with a nice nature walk, have some lunch and end the day with shopping. We’ll definitely be doing this again. Certainly a great Maine day.