Family Activities:

Desert of Maine


Desert of Maine

95 Desert Rd., Freeport, ME

The Desert of Maine is exactly what it sounds like. The desert was created by sand and mineral deposits left behind by a glacier thousands of years ago, and families can go on short, guide-led tours to learn more about the unique history of the park. The park, located in Freeport, Maine, also has a campground, butterfly room, disc golf and gift shop.

Admission is $12.50 for adults, $7.75 for teens 13 to 16, $6.75 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for kids under 4.

It’s typically open from early May to mid-October, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with the last tour departing at 4:30).