Wolfe’s Neck State Park & Freeport – A Great Maine Day

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.

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There are some great picnic areas. The bathrooms were closed, but luckily there was an outhouse that was clean and had hand sanitizer.

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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.

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Trails allowed easy access to the shoreline.

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Low tide is fun for the kids to visit and explore.
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Seaweed is everywhere. Boots come in real handy.
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Easy access to shoreline. This is heading towards Casco Bay Shoreline via Casco Bay Trail.
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Kids loved exploring the shoreline.
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Casco Bay Shorline

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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.

It’s Never Too Cold for a Beach Day

There is a lot of beauty in Maine. The skies are especially blue on a sunny and clear day. When we think of a beach day it’s a sunny and blistering hot summer day not 40s in March. However, it’s never too cold for a beach day. The beach is quite beautiful during the winter. You can really enjoy the view without all those half naked bodies and umb rellas all around. One of my favorite beaches in Maine is Popham Beach State Park.

It’s very family friendly,  lots of sand, great tidal pools and when it’s low tide there is an awesome island to visit (don’t get caught when the tide comes in though, which happened to us on this visit – soooooo cold). The kids love the sea shells and there are always sand dollars. The water is always frigid no matter what time of year you visit. Beware of the seagulls They are absolute monsters and super ballsy with no fear of humans.

If you’ve never visited Popham, you must and if you’ve never visited a beach during the winter you’re missing out. It’s such a fun family adventure. It’s a great way to experience Maine’s natural beauty.

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Popham Beach State Park – No Filter Needed
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Sand Dollar

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Dress warm with Waterproof boots

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The island during low tide.
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Top of the island. Great view.

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