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Here are our top five favorite places in Freeport to sneak away to for a few hours or full day on the coast – perfect for your next Maine vacation!

5.  Winslow Park & Campground

Winslow Park and Campground offers a 6/10 mile trail through a white pine stand with magnificent views of the South Freeport Harbor and Casco Bay, numerous picnic tables and grills, a tidal beach, a boat launch area for anything from trailer-carried power and sail boats to canoes and kayaks, and a Thursday night concert series during July and August.

4. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park 

233 acres dedicated to nature appreciation on a peninsula on Casco Bay. The park provides interpretive signs on trails and guided programs for groups and the general public. Facilities include picnic tables with charcoal grills; wheelchair accessible parking, picnicking, bathrooms, and path; and five miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the shores of Casco Bay and the Harraseeket.  For more information click here!

3. Ring’s Marine Service 

Ring’s Marine Service Inc. in South Freeport, Maine has been in business since 1963. Ring’s provides high quality rentals to their customers and make their kayak, canoe or biking experience the best. Rings now offers Necky Stand Up Paddle Boards in the fleet. Rings Marine Service Inc. offers guides and instructors to show you the wonderful features of our section of Casco Bay.

2. L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School

Celebrating 100 Years with 100 Adventures.  Paddle the coast, cast a fly, try stand-up paddleboarding. With 100 great trips, tours and classes – including over 40 NEW adventures for 2012 – we have something for everyone.  Discovery Series – With these fun and easy programs, there’s never been a better time to try out a new outdoor activity. No experience is necessary and everything you need is provided – all for just $20. For more information go to www.llbean.com/ods

1. Atlantic Seal Cruises 

Want to venture a little further out into the open ocean to explore Maine’s beautiful Seguin and Eagle Islands? Enjoy seals, a lobster demo, osprey & eagles! Island Lighthouse & Museum Tour (Thurs). Fall Foliage Cruises. Departing from So. Freeport M, W, Th, Sat & Sun. Departing from Cooks Lobster House Tues & Fri. Charter trips are available too! For more information click here!