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Reid State Park

Reid State Park is one of the most popular beaches in Maine, but it never feels too overcrowded.  This is because the parking lot size restricts the number of visitors, but it also means that you might have to wait for a spot to open. There is lifeguarded swimming at both a lagoon and on […]

Barrett Beach

A small park on the ocean with picnic tables and pavilion. We were here at low tide so there was a medium sized beach area, mix of sand and large boulders. It looks like during high tide the beach may disappear or become very small, however there is plenty of grass and picnic table right by […]

Winslow Park

This is an oceanside town park, with a swimming beach and dock.  The park is close to the outlet shopping in Freeport, so you could easily do both.  There is camping available, and a playground with a wooden ark.  The park was quiet and clean, and very peaceful when we where here. There are also […]

Coffin Pond

Coffin Pond is a town park in Brunswick, which features a large water slide, and a medium sized swimming area.  The water looks fairly shallow throughout, and is cloudy jade in color.  The swimming area is fenced, and there is a small sand beach and picnic spot, and some concessions.  The park would probably be […]

Popham Beach

Popham beach is one of the most popular beaches in Maine, and it is one of our favorites.  It has a massive sand beach, and since the parking lot is relatively small, it never feels too crowded.  It does fill up early on weekends though, and there is often a line of cars waiting. The […]

Head Beach

This is a private beach that is open to the public, though the nearby private campground requires registration and is fenced off.  You’ll see a small toll booth off of Route 216, which is where you pay the day use fee. We were there on a weekday and the booth was empty, so it might […]

Fort Popham

Fort Popham is a coastal fort that was used during the Civil War, and is currently open seasonally as a tourist attraction.  You are allowed to explore the fort on your own, and it has some interesting architecture.  It would be fun for kids as it isn’t really a museum, but more like a castle you […]

Harriman State Park, Lake Tiorati

This is a decent sized beach, but provides only a small swimming area (which they are strict about). When we were there, only one lifeguard was on duty, so they cut the already small swimming area down to half. The water was clean and clear and there are some nice views from the beach.

Sugar Creek Glen Campground

This is an unusual entry, as it is a private campground, but they do allow you to purchase a day pass to explore their waterfall trail, and they don’t prohibit swimming in the falls. The entire trail is basically a creek walk through the falls, so this hike is moderate for adults, but slippery and […]

Stony Brook State Park

This is a gorgeous park with a series of waterfalls and creeks to explore.  There is an official swimming area where they have dammed off a part of the river.  The walk along the falls is easy, and very picturesque, with stone bridges and staircases. http://nysparks.com/parks/118/details.aspx