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Town of Freeport
GETTING OUTDOORS

There are over 1,200 acres of open space in Freeport, owned privately, by non-profit organizations, by homeowners’ associations, and public entities such as the State and the Town. The spaces open to the public provide opportunities to hike, swim, bike, camp, skate, snowmobile, picnic, and boat through the provision of public water access points. This page provides a list and description of some of Freeport’s natural resources that are open to the public and we invite residents and guests to explore and enjoy these open spaces.
HIKING/WALKING TRAILS

Town Trails
The Freeport Conservation Commission has developed trail maps for the following town-owned properties:

Overall Map of open spaces, either publicly owned or privately owned but open to the public
Hedgehog Mountain is a wooded trail preserve off the Pownal Road.
Hidden Pond is a preserve off Grant Road.
The North Freeport trail map details trails on both Hidden Pond and around town property off Wardtown Road at the old Florida Lake location.
Quarry Woods is off the Lower Mast Landing Road
Soule Park is a small piece of land behind the French School in South Freeport Village.

The Freeport Conservation Trust also has many properties under management with public trails. Their website offers maps, descriptions, and background information on these lands, including the following:

East Freeport:
Brimstone Hill Trail, Antoinette Jackman Trail, Kelsey Brook Trail, Bessies Trail, Calderwood Trails

Freeport Center:
Leon Gorman Park, Mill Stream Landing, Audubon Mast Landing Sanctuary, Pettengill Farm, Tidebrook

South Freeport:
Bliss Woods Trail, Stonewood Trail, Sayles Field, Ridge Trail

Cousins River:
Cousins River Trail, Powell Point Trail


Overall Map- Open Spaces>>


Hedgehog MountainTrail Map.pdf>>


Hidden Pond Management Plan.pdf>>


North Freeport Trail Map.pdf>>


Quarry Woods flyer.pdf>>


Quarry Woods Map with vernal pools.pdf>>


Soule Park Management Plan.pdf>>
PARKS

Winslow Memorial Park Campground offers:
• 100 campsites and wooded trails with views of the Harbor and Casco Bay;
• rental picnic shelters for reunions, company picnics, weddings, etc.;
• picnic tables, grills and a tidal beach;
• a boat launch for anything from trailered boats to canoes & kayaks;
• A Summer concert series with local bands
• playground

Bow Street/Memorial Park Corner of Bow Street and Park Street
Leon Gorman Park is located on Bow Street; has limited parking off School Street and Bow Street
West Street Park/Memorial Park is at the corner of Main Street and West Street

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is a five minute drive from the center of Freeport's bustling shopping district, and as visitors approach the park, marshes and open fields provide a tranquil transformation back to nature. In 1969, this area of more than 200 acres was given to the State by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.C. Smith of Freeport. The park contains varied ecosystems, including climax white pine and hemlock forests, a salt marsh estuary, and the rocky shorelines on Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. You can find more information .
CAMPING

Perhaps you like sleeping under the stars? Consider visiting...

Winslow Park Campground, a town-owned property on Casco Bay that features both daytime recreation and camping opportunities.

Recompence Shores Campground, a campground on the bay associated with Wolfe's Neck Farm.
ATHLETIC FIELDS

Hunter Road Fields & Trails Project
Newly developed, this complex features various ball fields, multipurpose fields and walking trails. It was opened on July 7, 2012. For more details and reservation/use policy, see the documentation above right.

Pownal Road Fields and Playground
These fields are located on Pownal Road, just beyond Hedgehog Mountain Road.


Hunter Road Field Overall Site Plan.pdf>>


Hunter Road Field presentation 2.15.2011.pdf>>


HunterRoadFieldPolicies-1.pdf>>
BOAT RAMPS, BEACHES, AND WATER ACCESS

Water Access/Boat Ramps
(all tidal except Town Dock; see map document at right)
Dunning Boat Yard/Porter’s Landing Right-of-Way – Available for canoe and kayak access; severe tidal limitations
Cove Road – Small launch area, walkway, and floats for hand-carried boats; parking area. Owned by the Town, including easement right granted to the Town for public access to the shore with conditions for use.
Town Dock – Wharf area with limited parking, dinghy tie-up for residents; short-term boat tie-ups for residents and non-residents; and a lightweight hoist available for use.
Winslow Park Boat Ramp - Ramp usable only at high tide; fee charged.
Mill Stream Boat Launch - Launch area for canoes and kayaks; parking for three to five cars; owned by the Freeport Conservation Trust.
Sandy Beach - a 495 foot wide beach area with tidal access, reached by steps down a steep slope; parking for four vehicles.
Little River - a launch area for canoes and kayaks; parking for 4-5 vehicles
Old County Road - also for canoes and kayaks; limited parking across the street

Beaches (no lifeguards/at your own risk)
Winslow Memorial Park – a tidal beach
Sandy Beach - a 495 foot wide beach area with tidal access, reached by steps down a steep slope; parking for four vehicles. Located at the corner of Sandy Beach Road and Cliff Avenue.


Freeport_Coastal Access.pdf>>
WINTER OPPORTUNITIES

Ice Skating (Skating is at your own risk)
Depot Street (next to the Freeport Community Center Parking Lot)

Snowmobiling
Trail maps are available for purchase at the Finance Office in Town Hall on 30 Main Street.
SOME EXTERNAL LINKS

Freeport Community Education
Audubon Society Mast Landing Sanctuary
Wolfe's Neck Farm
Freeport Historical Society
Bicycle Tours
Maine Coastal Program Water Access
FreeportUSA
YMCA

Freeport Comprehensive Plan