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Greater Portland & Casco Bay Maine's nature and science centers help you discover the state's beauty

Desert of Maine

95 Desert Rd. Freeport, ME, 04032 Phone: 207-865-6962

A glacier moved over this area 11,000 years ago and left sand and mineral deposits, forming the region known today as the Desert of Maine. Visitors will see living trees half covered in sand, wild flowers, and other flora. Narrated coach tours, walking tours, barn museum, gift shop. Open early May to mid-October.

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center

This wetlands wildlife refuge offers two ways for visitors to observe the surroundings: A traditional network of walking trails (including guided tours), and scheduled canoe trips.

426 Wolfe's Neck Road Freeport, ME Phone: 207-865-4465

A popular spot to view wild osprey and other Maine wildlife and nature!

Sign up for a one-hour-long, guided nature tour or grab a map and explore this park’s wildlife and nature at your own pace. Wolf’s Neck Woods is famous for its ospreys, so keep an eye out for Googins Island, their nesting grounds, on the horizon. On guided nature walks, you can view wildlife easily with zoom binoculars; or, bring your own!
See full description of Wolf’s Neck Woods State Park.