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Southern Maine Parks and Nature Preserves

Southern MaineYou’ll find an abundance of parks, nature preserves, and trails throughout Southern Maine. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors by exploring some of these top picks.

Ferry Beach State Park
Saco

Over 100 acres of quiet beaches, beautifully maintained nature trails, picnic tables, and guided nature trails.

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center
Scarborough

Nature preserve boasting Maine's largest salt marsh. Explore on foot, kayak, or canoe with guided and self guided tours.

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
Falmouth

This 65 acre sanctuary features an environmental education center and over 2 miles of trails through ponds, meadow, orchard, forest, and salt marsh.

Maine Wildlife Park
Gray

The park provides a permanent home for injured and orphaned wildlife that’s not able to survive in the wild. See a variety of wildlife on the nature trail, including eagles, bear, moose, and cougars.

Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm
Wells

A national treasure with 2,250 acres of protected land with easy to moderate trails open year round for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve
Wells

Features a composition of plants and animals not found anywhere else in Maine along with forested upland, coastal meadows, salt marsh, and a rocky coast. Bird watching and self guided tours.

The Marginal Way Scenic Walk
Ogunquit

A friendly and scenic coastal walk spanning a little over a mile. Connects Perkins Cove to Ogunquit and features sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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