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It’s important to spend time outdoors and recharge your batteries. Here are some State Parks and points of interest that you can visit near Maine’s newest city to help you relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
Sebago Lake State Park
One of the five original state parks and located just over an hour north of Sanford, Sebago Lake State Park is situated against Sebago Lake, Maine’s second largest lake at 45 square miles. The forested lakeside park was opened to the public in 1938, and its 1,400 acres hold plenty of sandy beaches, woodlands, ponds, bogs, a river, and a variety of plant and animal life. The park boasts 250 camping sites, with showers and RV hookups. Click here for more information.
- Boating (motorized)
- Cross-country skiing
Vaughan Woods State Park
Under 20 miles south of Sanford, Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park is settled next to the Salmon Falls River, and offers 165 acres of forested pine and hemlock. There is a trail system loop of over three miles. Check out the Oldfields, where Native Americans used fire to manage the habitat for corn, beans, and squash. For more information, click here.
- Hiking (trails)
- Horseback riding
- Watchable wildlife
Ferry Beach State Park
25 miles east of Sanford and a perfect place for a picnic, Ferry Beach State Park offers a view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point. This 100-acre park also offers a peek at a stand of black gum (tupelo) trees, which are rare for the elevation. Before highways, a ferry crossing at the Saco River used to move from beach to beach, as beaches were safe and easy transportation routes before highways were so common. Hence, the name “Ferry Beach.” Click here for more info.
A series of scenic trails, including the Mousam Way North, Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail, Springvale Historic Walk, Sanford High School and YMCA Trails, Sanford Historic Walk and Mousam Way South. For more information, click here.
- Dog Park
- Hand Carry Boat Launch
- Cross country skiing
Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Sanford, Maine While Being Safe
Mainely Ticks encourages you to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! But remember to always be vigilant about ticks. Wear long pants with the pant legs tucked into your socks, and always perform a tick check when returning from the outdoors, especially if you?ve been in contact with long grass and leaf litter. For extra protection, buy tick-repellent clothing, or have your own clothes coated in repellent by following this link. Use promo code MAINELYTICKS1 to SAVE 20% on your order! Happy hiking!