Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine


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Official Tourism Site of Greater Portland Maine
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Just 20 minutes north of Portland, visitors will encounter world-class shopping and plenty of picture-perfect outdoor adventure. Freeport, Maine was founded in 1789, and the passing centuries are evident in its preserved farmhouses and acres of rolling land. But many know the town for the worldwide reputation it has gained as a shopping destination and for its scores of international brand outlets, independently-owned boutiques and galleries featuring local artists and artisans. Whether you get there via scenic Route 1 or on The Amtrak Downeaster, Freeport is on the must-do list for visitors to the Portland area.

A Must-Do Maine Destination

This Maine vacation destination is beloved in no small part because it is home to the world-famous L.L. Bean Flagship Store – you’ll know it by the 16-foot rubber bottom boot that sits outside. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, renowned outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean has long been a magnet for shoppers seeking hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and skiing gear. L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools offer unique opportunities to try your hand at kayaking, fly-fishing, archery, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (equipment and advance registration not necessary).

Outdoor lovers can head to Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park just outside of town for woodland hiking trails along Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. Or, they can discover Winslow Park’s large grassy fields, semi-sandy beach, and playground.

Among Freeport’s other draws? Check off lighthouse and fall foliage tours of Casco Bay and nearby islands; an abundance of elegant dining rooms, casual taverns, and lobster shacks; cross-country ski trails; and year-round festivals and outdoor concerts that fill the streets with fun for the whole the family.

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Freeport is home to Pettengill Farm, a 19th century saltwater farm owned by the Freeport Historical Society where 140 acres of fields, woods, and antique apple orchards surround the 1810 farmhouse which remains without plumbing, heat and electricity.



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