Wolfes Neck Woods State Park, Maine

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Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Four and one half mails from downtown Freeport, Maine, you will find Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. The bustling atmosphere of downtown gives way to marshes, open fields and the peaceful transition back to nature. Wolf's Neck State Park is a Mecca for ecosystems - forests, salt marshes, and rocky shorelines. Read More

In 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.C. Smith of Freeport, Maine gave over 200 acres of private land to the State of Maine. It is here, that the State established Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. The park now encompasses 233 acres.

The diverse ecosystems of the Park provide a haven for all manner of plant life and animals. Most notable are the ospreys that nest nearby on Googins Island. On one of the numerous hiking trails, you will find a storyboard that explains the life cycle of this awe-inspiring, magical bird that chooses to summer on the island. There is also a guided nature walk that allows visitors to view baby ospreys through a high-powered lens.

Other activities in the Park include picnics, barbeques, hiking, and nature observation. Most all facilities within the Park are wheelchair accessible. Wolfe's Neck State Park is open from April to October. You must pay a fee to enter.