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Freeport, Maine Vacations

Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Freeport, Maine? Lucky you...

...with all the shopping, attractions, and things to do in the "Birthplace of the State of Maine"!

Located twenty minutes north of Portland, Maine...

...and positioned in a picturesque setting on Coastal Route 1, along Maine's Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River...

...this historic village should be a fun stop as you travel the coast of Maine.

Both inland and oceanfront, Freeport offers a superb combination of recreational activities, shopping, and other entertainment.

South Freeport Harbor

For starters, there are the...

  • nearly 170 premium outlet stores
  • unique boutiques, and specialty shops with locally made products
  • quaint B&B's, peaceful country inns, and many hotels and motels
  • wonderful restaurants, cafes and eateries
  • great marinas and boat yards
  • gorgeous oceanfront state parks, AND

...not to be missed - the centerpiece of Freeport, Maine - the flagship LL Bean Store and down the street the LL Bean Outlet.

When you arrive in Freeport, plenty awaits you...

Freeport, Maine Shopping

The list of great Main Street outlet stores in Freeport, Maine goes on and on.

When you have finished exploring Freeport's centerpiece, the LL Bean Store, find the latest styles in apparel at...

LL Bean Boot...Brooks Brothers, the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Burberry Factory Outlet, Anne Klein, and many of the other clothing stores.

Or, pick up a pair of shoes, a handbag or accessories, at...

...the Dooney & Bourke Factory Outlet, Cole Haan Company Store, or the Coach Factory Store.

What if you're gift shopping in Freeport? Bridgham & Cook, Ltd. British Goods, Crabtree and Evelyn or Cool as a Moose may have the perfect unique gift.

Not to mention all of good buys on...

...jewelry, luggage, candles, books, kitchen supplies, sporting goods, candy and confections, pottery, antiques, and arts and crafts. You are sure to stay busy and have a hard time keeping your wallet closed!

Freeport, Maine Attractions

To many a visitor, Freeport is all about shopping. But, don't be fooled. There are PLENTY of other things to do in Freeport.

Atlantic Seal Cruises will take you on Casco Bay for a narrated Seal and Osprey Watch, or let them take you on the Eagle Island Adventure to visit the museum home of Admiral Perry, the first man to reach the North Pole.

Nature trails, picnics and oceanfront shorelines are waiting for you at Winslow Park and Campground and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, with its Ospreys from nearby Googins Island, and its wide open salt marshes.

For more outdoor activity there is great saltwater and freshwater fishing as well as nearby golf.

Or, check out an unusual phenomenon at The Desert of Maine in Freeport...

On display at this 300 acre sand lot, once fertile farmland, is a 1783 Barn Museum - the Farm Museum - antique farm tools, sand paintings, and giant sand dunes. Along with many family activities the Desert of Maine also offers narrated coach tours, walking tours, a gift shop and the Desert Dunes of Maine Campground.

And, as your day draws to an end, but you're not quite ready to say goodnight, head out to the Freeport Performing Arts Center or the Freeport Cabaret.

Or, just a twenty minute drive to Portland and you can catch a movie, followed by a visit to a lively night club.

Hotels in Freeport, Maine, Motels, Inns and B&B's

How long can you stay? With all it has to offer, surely you don't want to see Freeport in just one day. No matter what type of get-away you are looking for...

Harraseeket Inn ...a romantic weekend, a two day shopping spree, or an extended rest and relaxation break, you're likely to find a great home away from home nestled somewhere close to shopping, dining and sightseeing.

As diverse as your shopping options are in Freeport, so are your Freeport lodging choices. You will be able to choose between quaint inns and cozy bed and breakfasts...

...such as the Freeport Clipper Inn Bed and Breakfast, the Harraseeket Inn, the restored 1800's farmhouse, Kendall Tavern Inn Bed and Breakfast, or...

...traditional chain hotels like the Hampton Inn, Best Western, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and Hilton Garden Inn, or locally owned motels, thoughtfully decorated in Maine tradition.

The list of Freeport, Maine lodging is expansive and designed to reflect every budget. And, if your timing is right, you may even be able to sleep under the stars at one of the campgrounds in Freeport. The folks at...

...Cedar Haven Campground, Desert Dunes of Maine Campground, and Recompence Shore Campsites look forward to seeing you!

Dining in Freeport, Maine Restaurants

Have you ever noticed how much better food tastes when you are away from home? Well, with the sea air swirling around you in Freeport, Maine, it is nearly impossible for the local culinary creations not to taste all that much better.

Whether you are on a day trip to Freeport, or staying for several, you will find more dining options that you can take in. Maine seafood, most notably the succulent Maine lobster, is waiting for you at nearly all restaurants in Freeport, Maine.

Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster In the late spring, summer and early fall, you can capture Maine at its best at the...

...Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster. Sit indoors, or out to enjoy views of beautiful South Freeport Harbor, a working harbor with a colorful display of powerboats, sailboats and dingys.

However, it is not ALL about seafood in Freeport. You will find other appetizing selections at the many breakfast cafes and coffee shops, and luncheon and fine dining restaurants that are within an easy walk or drive from wherever your day's travels have taken you.

And yes, you will be able to find fast-food in Freeport Maine.

Guaranteed, you have never seen a McDonald's quite like the one built into the historic Gore House in Freeport. Inside and out, its uniqueness is evident, including a menu which seasonally may entice you with blueberry milkshakes and affordable Maine lobster rolls!

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