Maine is home to a wealth of natural landscapes and that includes over 45+ state parks, including renowned Acadia National Park. Our Portland, ME hotel is close to a handful of state parks and just minutes away from your next adventure! Whether exploring a forest, biking or hiking along the edge of the ocean, or climbing a mountain, these parks are offer something for everyone no matter what the season is. Here are just a few of our nearby parks and beaches.
Crescent Beach State Park - Located eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth, Crescent Beach State Park is a classic saltwater beach park with beach grass-studded sand dunes, ocean breezes, herring gulls, picnic areas and views of fishing boats and an offshore island. Sandy oceanfront beaches, coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation.
Two Lights State Park - 7 Tower Drive, Cape Elizabeth, ME - A popular point of destination for visitors who enjoy Maine's legendary rocky coast. Two Lights encompasses 41-acres of rocky headlands. Standing high above the rocky coast and rolling surf, visitors have sweeping views of Casco Bay and the open Atlantic. Picnic tables afford spectacular views of the ocean while enjoying an afternoon barbecue or clambake. Strollers and hikers can enjoy shoreline trails and watch ships sailing into and out of Portland Harbor.
Scarborough Beach State Park - 416 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME • Scarborough beach offers some of the best swimming in New England with water temps in the high 60's through out July and August.
Wolfes Neck State Park - Freeport, ME • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is just a five minute drive from the center of Freeport's bustling shopping district. Marshes and open fields provide a tranquil place to hike and explore. The park contains a salt marsh estuary, the rocky shorelines on Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. The park's signature residents are the ospreys who nest on nearby Googins Island.
Reid State Park - Georgetown, ME • Located on Georgetown, an island in Maine's midcoast region near Bath, Reid State Park is a good family beach and a haven for naturalists. Open year round, it's a popular for birding, hiking, swimming, biking and saltwater fishing during the summer. During winter, the park caters to those interested in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Sebago Lake State Park - Casco and Naples, ME • This forested lakeside park is situated on the shore of Maine's deepest and second largest lake providing year-round recreation for thousands of visitors yearly for swimming, sport fishing, camping and boating. Near the foothills of the While Mountains, the park's 1,400 acres features sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, bogs, and a diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.
Ferry Beach State Park - Bay View Road, Saco, ME • Ferry Beach State Park is located off Maine Route 9 and offers a sweeping view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point. A picnic area, nature trails, guided nature programs, and changing room are available. Dods are not allowed.
Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor, ME • Acadia National Park is a favorite vacation destination for good reason. The views are spectacular, the landscape is pristine and the wildlife is plentiful and protected. As a result, Acadia is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. Rocky coastlines, granite mountains, lakes and ponds,evergreen forests form a varied ecosystem. Borders of the park are accented by picturesque harbor villages such as Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and more.
Bradbury Mountain - 528 Hallowell Road, Pownal, ME 04069, PH 207-688-4712 • Situated on Route 9 between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, Bradbury Mountain attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800+ acres of forested land. It offers shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Snow shoe rentals are available.