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Freeport, ME
(range: 4 miles)
The Desert of Maine is a weird and wonderful place that is difficult to describe. It is a natural wonder, a historic landmark, and a beloved tourist attraction. It has something for everyone: kids, history buffs, nature lovers, science nerds, and people that just want to relax and experience something new.  (This excerpt taken from the Desert of Maine website)
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 Bays and the Harraseeket River. (This excerpt taken from the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park website)
Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. (This excerpt taken from the Bradbury Mountain State Park website)
Blueberry Pond Observatory lets visitors experience a mix of visual and digital astronomy to observe a wide range of galaxies, nebulas, planets, star clusters, asteroids, comets, Earth's moon, and more! (This excerpt taken from the Blueberry Pond Observatory website)
Located in the rolling hills of New Gloucester, Maine, PINELAND FARMS is a 5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue that welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful rural landscape. Pineland Farms’ mission is to provide a productive and educational venue that enriches the community by demonstrating responsible farming techniques, offering educational opportunities and encouraging a healthy lifestyle through recreation. We invite you to explore our website and visit the farm to take part in our wide variety of activities and events. (This excerpt taken from the Pineland Farms website)
Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization with a mission to educate the public and preserve historic equipment related to Maine's two-foot gauge railways. The museum has become a popular visitor attraction for the greater Portland area surpassing over 55,000 visitors annually, including tourists and area residents, to experience a remarkable piece of history unique to the state of Maine. (This excerpt taken from the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum website)
The Portland Observatory is the only remaining historic maritime signal station in the United States. As an intact survivor from the Golden Age of Sail, the Observatory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, became a National Historic Landmark in 2006, and named a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2006. It celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2007. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Observatory website)
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Portland, ME
(range: 10 miles)
Victoria Mansion is a much-loved Portland landmark, but its significance extends far beyond Maine. Distinguished for its architecture and its extraordinary original interiors, it is among the most important historic homes of the nineteenth century anywhere in the nation. As an organization, our mission is to conserve, maintain, and restore this one-of-a-kind property and share its history with the public. (This excerpt taken from the Victoria Mansion website)
We strive to be an indispensable community resource devoted to children’s continued development and learning. We value relationships, and work together with parents, caregivers and diverse partners to build a foundation of educational support for children and families across Maine and beyond.  (This excerpt taken from the Childrens Museum of Maine website)
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