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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

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

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center

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

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center

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

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

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

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

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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