Visitor's Guide 2015

A Selection of Greater Portland Parks and Preserves BRADBURY MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Camping, hiking & great views from the top of Bradbury Mountain. Rt 9 on Pownal Rd 30 min. north of Portland, 688-4712 BACK COVE Popular jogging/bike trail within Portland city limits. Scenic path runs beside tidal flats and Baxter Blvd. BAXTER WOODS Bird sanctuary and woodland park in residential Portland. Between Forest and Stevens Avenues. BUG LIGHT PARK Shoreline walkway provides excellent views of Portland’s waterfront and active harbor. In So. Portland, off Broadway. CRESCENT BEACH STATE PARK Family beach, 8 mi. south of Portland on Rt 77 in Cape Elizabeth. 767-3625 DEERING OAKS PARK Flower garden & duck pond. Ice-skating in win- ter. Park & Forest Avenues in Portland. 874-8793 FORE RIVER SANCTUARY Salt marshes, woodlands, natural 25 foot waterfall, birdwatching, XC skiing. Congress St. at Stroudwater, Portland. 781-2330 FORT ALLEN PARK Small park with play area and scenic view of Casco Bay. Eastern Promenade, Portland.

PINE POINT BEACH Extensive fine white sand beach that extends from jetty to Old Orchard Beach. Nearby facilities. Rt 1 to Pine Point Rd, Scarborough. ROYAL RIVER PARK Bike & foot path run beside scenic river & waterfalls. Picnic area. In Yarmouth off Main St. 20 min. north of Portland. SCARBOROUGH BEACH STATE PARK Small park with sandy beach. Take Rt 1 to Rt 207 in Scarborough. 15 min. south of Portland. SCARBOROUGH MARSH Maine’s largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Nature center offers slideshows, exhibits. Rt 1 Scarborough. 883-5100 TWO LIGHTS STATE PARK Two lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. Off Rt 77 in Cape Elizabeth, 8 mi. south of Portland. 799-5871 WINSLOW MEMORIAL PARK Picnicking, camping, beach, large group facili- ties. Off Rt 1 in Freeport, turn right at the Big In- dian. 20 min. N of Portland. 865-4198 WOLFE NECK WOODS STATE PARK Nature preserve with trails along Harraseeket River & Casco Bay. Take Rt 1 to Bow St. in Freeport, turn onto Wolfe’s Neck Rd 20 min. N of Portland. 865-4465

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FORT WILLIAMS PARK Site of Portland Head Light and Museum, popular picnic & kite flying area. Shore Rd in Cape Elizabeth 799-7652 GILSLAND FARM Maine Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth off Rt 1. 10 min. north of Portland. 781-2330 MACKWORTH ISLAND Circular walking path with views of Portland. In Falmouth off Rt 1. 10 min. north of Portland. MAINE WILDLIFE PARK 207-657-4977 Wildlife exhibits, nature trails and picnic area. On Rt 26 in Gray, 40 minutes north west of Portland.

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