Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

MODERATE 32 reviews

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Freeport, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

sea kayaking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Located between Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is a five minute drive from the center of Freeport, Maine's shopping district. It's 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. The park's signature residents are the ospreys who nest on nearby Googins Island. An interpretive panel on the trail explains the life cycle of this magestic, graceful bird which summers on the island and makes its annual trek to South America each fall. Visitors who participate in a nature walk with the Park Naturalist can view the baby birds on their nest through a high-powered lenses and learn that these birds mate for life. The popular Casco Bay Trail carries visitors along Maine's legendary coast to a point where the surrounding islands of Eagle, Cousins and others are described on an interpretive panel. After a discovering the trails, visitors can enjoy picnics under a canopy of oak trees or a group barbeque is possible at the park's new shelter area. Loon conservation license plates paid for the construction of this new facility and groups may rent the shelter for a day. Also a great place to kayak too from nearby Recompence Shore Campground at Wolfe's Neck Farm. Reference: http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/search_name.pl?state_park=31

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7 months ago

Great place for small kids. My 3 year old walked the whole loop without a single complaint.

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9 months ago

Nice nature walk close to home.

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10 months ago

Rocky & rooty. A lot of traffic but everyone was friendly. Facilities available. Picnic tables and grills. Family-friendly

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10 months ago

Nice short hike. Perfect for my little kids. Plenty of critters to entertain the little ones. Turquoise river at low tide.

11 months ago

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

it was great, the smell of the ocean and manure from the farms :) clean and easy trail, lots of chipmunks and birds.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Beeeeuuuutiful

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nicely managed trails with the ability of a quick hit of a coastal trail or trails through the woods. Easy walk in the woods.