The Amtrak Downeaster operates 5 round-trips every day between Portland and Boston – with two of those trips now serving  Freeport and Brunswick.  From departure to arrival, the Downeaster makes your trip enjoyable with friendly train crews, comfortable spacious seating, large windows for the best scenic views, free wi-fi, and the Downeaster Café serving a tasty variety of food and drink. One-way fares range from $6 to $29. For more information visit AmtrakDowneaster.com

The Freeport train platform is just steps away from hundreds of national retailers, name-brand outlets, and locally-owned boutiques all set in a 19th century Maine village. The L.L.Bean campus of stores are a block away and open all the time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A variety of restaurants are within walking distance and many of the Freeport accommodations offer free pick-up at the train station to their guests. Kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ocean seal tours, and even a desert can all easily be reached by cab or by booking in advance with the provider.