Parks & Outdoor Activities

Scarborough Maine MarshFerry Beach State Park – 117 acres of beach and nature trails. Off Route 9 in Saco. 283-0067.

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center – Maine’s largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Guided and self guided canoe tours. Abundant shorebird sightings. Nature center offers slide shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 883-5100.

Gilsland Farm – Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails, field trips and a gift shop. North of Portland in Falmouth off Route 1. 781-2330.

Maine Wildlife Park –  Moose, Bear, Deer, Cougars, Eagles and more. Nature Trail and Displays. Rt 26, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray, 657-4977

PrairieWells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm – 1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of spectacular marsh walkways and trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands. Open year round. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. 646-1555, 646-4521.

Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve – Open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours. Rt 9 Kennebunk/Wells Town line. 646-1555.

Marginal Way Scenic Walk – Ogunquit one-mile path along coast. Ends in Perkins Cove.