Are you visiting Maine this Summer? Below you will find six great places that our family has been to and really enjoyed visiting and think you would like too. They are…
Fort Edgecomb– This historical site is located in Edgecomb, Maine and was built around 1808-1809. It was built as part of the U.S. second system of fortifications and during the War of 1812 held British prisoners of War. It stayed manned until 1818 and then during the Civil War was reactivated again.
Fort Edgecomb in one of the smaller forts our family has visited but has a gorgeous water view as well. They have a few benches along the water that you can sit on and enjoy watching the birds.
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge- If you happen to be in or around Brunswick, Maine be sure to visit the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge. Built in 1892 and then rebuilt in 1938 (due to a flood) this bridge served as a path for Mill workers from Topsham to Brunswick. The same constructor of the bridge (John Roebling’s) also constructed the Brooklyn Bridge.
For the longest time my hubby would say every time we passed this bridge that one day we needed to stop and go across it. When he was a kid he went on it all the time and loved making it shake back and forth out in the center. I’m kind of afraid of heights but really enjoyed going across it.
Maine Wildlife Park- Have you ever seen an albino raccoon or maybe a moose up close? The Maine Wildlife Park is a great place to take the family to enjoy seeing all sorts of wildlife like white-tailed deer, black bears, bald eagles, mountain lions, porcupines, coyotes, owls, native turtles, trophy trout, and more. These animals have been rescued in some form of another whether they were injured or illegally raised so now they are dependent on humans to care for them. The park is located in Gray, Maine.
My husband surprised the kiddos and me this year with a day trip out and we had no idea where we were going. I always see others online talking about zoos etc and wished they had something like that here. Little did I know that they had a Wildlife Park here so it was pretty cool when we arrived. We saw moose, deer, turtles, fish, birds and the kiddos enjoyed the building that has game warden memorabilia in it.
Reid State Park- Reid State Park located in Georgetown, Maine is my favorite place to hang out with family on the beach. It is actually Maine’s first State-owned saltwater beach. Thousands of people every year visit this wonderful long sandy beach.
If I could go to Reid State Park every day I would! It is one of the places I need to make sure to visit by the end of Summer. The sand is so pretty and even though I normally don’t like going into salt water I love it there.
Fort Popham- Fort Popham is located in Phippsburg, Maine and is a great place to visit if you like historical sites. This fort is a coastal defense land battery at the beginning of the Kennebec River. Construction of this fort started in 1861 even though it was authorized in 1857. It stayed manned until 1815 and actually saw some minor action during the War of 1812.
Fort Popham is one of the larger forts we have visited in Maine and kept us busy for a bit since you can also find a beach right next door.
Old Orchard Beach- Located in Old Orchard Beach, this is one place you don’t want to miss while in Maine. Everything you’re looking for, for a vacation is found in pretty much one spot! From motels/hotels, fair rides, swimming, the gorgeous beach, tons of food and more you are sure to have a great time!
This picture is of my dad and my oldest a longggg time ago! I cannot believe I haven’t been in years. It is really a great place to visit and on our list to do this Summer.
Have you ever visited Maine? What was your favorite place to visit?