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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 Portland to help you relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Covering more than 200 acres and located five minutes from downtown Portland, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers varied environments, including white pine and hemlock forests, a salt marsh estuary, and rocky shorelines. The Casco Bay trail takes visitors along the coast, where they can watch the native ospreys close by on Googins Island during the summer months. They’ll learn how the osprey mates for life, and migrates to South America in the fall. For more information, click here.
- One-hour guided nature programs
- Cross-Country Skiing
Baxter State Park
Boasting an incredible 209,644 acres of wilderness, Baxter State Park offers over 200 miles of trails and 40 peaks and ridges, with fishing, kayaking, and picnicking on the beaches. In 1931, former Governor of Maine Percival P. Baxter, after whom the park was named, formally donated the land to the State of Maine with the condition that it be kept forever wild. Over 150,000 acres of the park are managed as a wildlife sanctuary, with more than 52,000 acres being open to hunting and trapping, with the exception of moose. Roughly 60,000 people visit in the summer months. For more information, visit Baxter State Park’s website here.
- Wildlife Viewing/Photography
Bradbury Mountain State Park
One of the original five state parks and located 20 miles north of Portland, Bradbury Mountain State Park welcomes visitors year-round to view its foliage and explore its 800 acres of forested land and trails. Bradbury Mountain is the park’s greatest natural feature. Sculpted by a glacier, visitors are encouraged to climb the mountain and watch the hawks and eagles ride the thermals before migrating for the winter. Bring your dog or your horse! Click here for more information.
- Bird watching
- Cross-country skiing
- Horseback riding
- Off-road biking