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Things to do

So many things to do in Freeport… you may have to free up more time in Freeport… to Stay Another Day and Play!

 

Here are some things to do in Freeport while staying at the Econo Lodge:

 

Parks and Points of Interest

 

Winslow Memorial Park – 90-acre Winslow Park on Casco Bay offers a sandy beach, swimming in the Atlantic, and nature walks. Staples Point Road off the South Freeport Road. 207-865-4198

 

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park – 5 miles of hiking trails on 233 acres of forest and shoreland along the Harraseeket River. Explore the rocky granite strewn shores of Casco Bay, view wildlife, including great blue herons, snowy egrets, osprey, crabs and other sea life. 184 Burnett Road. 207-865-4465

 

Desert of Maine – 2 1/2 miles from the Econo Lodge on Desert Road is this natural phenomenon of 40 acres of real desert in coastal Maine. Narrated safari coach tours take you along giant 70-foot sand dunes. Nature trails, museum, gift and souvenir shop. 95 Desert Road. 207-865-6962

 

Mast Landing Sanctuary – a sanctuary operated by the Maine Audubon Society, 3-miles of trails among 150 acres of evergreen forests, meadows, marsh, and orchards on Upper Mast Landing Road. 207-781-2330

 

Wolfe’s Neck Farm – 600-acre working farm. Demonstration gardens and a hiking trail, farm animals. Seasonal hayrides, cider pressing, wool crafts, and pumpkin carving. Admission is free. 10 Burnett Road. 207-865-4469

 

Bradbury Mountain – 600-acre state park with panoramic views of Casco Bay from the summit, an easy 15-minute hike. Hiking trails, picnic facilities, ballfield, playground, mountain bike trails. In winter, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Route 9. 207-688-4712

 

Ocean Recreation – Cruises depart from the South Freeport town wharf to tour Casco Bay, seal-watching cruises daily from Memorial Day through October or cruise to Eagle Island, 17-acre island home of Admiral Peary of North Pole fame. Atlantic Seal Cruises. 207-865-6112

 

Rings Marine Service – Kayak and Canoe Rentals. Smelt Brook Road. South Freeport. 207-865-6143.

 

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools – L.L. Bean’s walk on discovery schools offers instructional clinics on kayaking, archery, fly-casting and fishing, sporting clay, and cross-country skiing in winter. 1-888-552-3261

 

Sailing

 

Freeport Sailing Adventures – a day of sailing along the coast of Maine aboard a 1938 wooden sloop Nimbus out of South Freeport Harbor. 207-232-1751

 

Fishing

 

Freeport Family Charters – Saltwater fishing from May to October out of Brewer’s Marina, South Freeport Harbor. 207-865-1742

 

Coastal Fly Angler – Capt. Eric Wallace offers half and full day charters for guided fly fishing and light tackle fishing. 12 Royal Avenue, 207-671-4330

 

Golf

 

Freeport Country Club – 2 Old County Rd, Freeport, ME, 207-865-0711

 

Fox Ridge Golf Club – 550 Penley Corner Road, Auburn. 207-777-4653

 

Point Sebago Golf Resort – 261 Point Sebago Road, Casco, ME 207-655-3821

 

Historical Homes

 

Freeport Historical Society – Harrington House hosts a collection of Freeport History, 45 Main Street. 207-865-3170

 

Freeport Fire Museum – 2 Main Street, Freeport. 207-865-0881

 

Pettengill Farm – a 19-century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, owned by Freeport Historical Society. Tour the 1810 saltbox house, and 140 acres of orchards and salt marsh. 1.5 miles from Freeport on Pettengill Road. 207-865-3170

 

Shopping

 

Freeport Merchants – Freeport downtown is host to over 200 name brand stores, boutiques and factory outlets from apparel to jewelry and footwear, kitchen goods, pet supplies, gifts, specialty food and crafts.

 

LL Bean – Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, this original outdoor sporting goods store now serves as the headquarters for the global clothier and camping supply company, open 24/7 365 days a year, Main Street. 207-373-2700