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LL Bean Flagship Store

A 10ft-tall Bean Boot sits outside the flagship LL Bean store. Although a hundred other stores have joined it in Freeport, the wildly popular LL Bean is still the epicenter of town and one of the most popular touris…
Seafood in Freeport

Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Co

Head down to the marina to feast on lobster at this iconic red-painted seafood shack. If it's nice out, grab a picnic table – or just do like the locals and sit on the roof of your car. Come early to beat the crowds…
State Park in Freeport

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Just outside Freeport, this park has 5 miles of easy hiking trails, including a scenic shoreline walk that skirts Casco Bay. To reach the park, take Bow St and turn right on Wolfe's Neck Rd.
Landmark in Freeport


Geography boffins shouldn't miss a visit to the DeLorme cartographic company (now owned by Garmin) – its lofty office atrium is home to a giant rotating globe named Eartha. Eartha has a diameter of 41.5ft and has be…
Desert in Freeport

Desert of Maine

William Tuttle came to Freeport in 1797 to farm potatoes, but his deadly combination of clear-cutting and overgrazing caused enough erosion to expose the glacial desert hidden beneath the topsoil. The shifting dunes…
State Park in Freeport

Bradbury Mountain State Park

There are several miles of forested hiking trails here, including an easy 10-minute hike to a 485ft summit. It yields a spectacular view all the way to the ocean. There's good mountain biking, and bird-watching, plu…
Pub Food in Freeport

Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub

Kids getting cranky and momma needs a beer? Let the young ones run wild on the back lawn while you sip an IPA and savor a cheeseburger on the deck. This offshoot of the popular Gritty's in Portland is 2 miles south …
American in Freeport

Broad Arrow Tavern

In the Harraseeket Inn, this rustic, wood-floored charmer has a good selection of microbrews and high-end bistro fare, including steamed clams, surf 'n' turf and brick-oven pizzas. The lunch buffet (Monday to Saturd…
Brewery in Freeport

Maine Beer Company

The tasting room of this small, ethically minded brewery is a popular destination for beer lovers, who like both the hoppy flavors and the brewers' ideals. There are eight beers on tap, including some brewery-only r…
Bakery in Freeport

Wicked Whoopies

Head here to pick up a few ginormous whoopie pies in 25 different flavors, including red velvet, maple, peanut butter, black forest and pumpkin. They make perfect gifts.