Winslow Park, Freeport
Beach, trails, camping and a pirate ship playground. Kids are just happy here.
This park includes 100 campsites, wooded trails with views of Casco Bay, picnic tables and grills, a tidal beach, a boat launch, and a summer concert series. Dogs are even allowed to come and camp here. Although they aren't allowed on the beach, the playground or the bathrooms (their words, from their website). If your dog needs to join you in the bathroom, it may be time for an intervention. That said, my dog sometimes lies on the bathroom floor while I take a shower, so I am no expert on tackling puppy separation anxiety.
A fee is charged for day use during the summer months: $2.00 per person for Freeport Residents and $3.00 per person for Non-Residents. The park is open every day of the year.
Day use hours are from 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset for the use of their tidal beach, picnic area, trails, playground, and Thursday Night Concert Series.
Now that we've covered the nitty gritty, let's talk about where you can find our Seek'em. From the playground, head across the dirt road towards the water's edge. Walk left a short distance and you will reach the Mitchell Pier on your right.
Take the stone stairs to the left of the pier.
From the stairs, this picturesque scene will be all yours for the viewing.
Now search the stone wall of the pier, near the steps, until you find this little fella tucked inside a hole.
Well, I hope he's still tucked inside the hole. I hid him almost a month ago, so there's a high probability that he's no longer here. At any rate, this park is still worth visiting.
I don't have any pictures of the trails because truthfully, we never made it to them. After swimming, having lunch and playing on the playground, we were all ready to pack it up and head home. Trails will be explored another day and I hope you will enjoy them during your visit here.