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Wolfs Neck SP

Freeport, Maine

Usage Fee Birding Running Hiking Snowshoeing
Googins Island
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To Get There: Lady Slippers
From the outlet district on Route 1 in Freeport, take Bow Street across from the LL Bean outlet. Turn Right onto Flying Point Road. Turn right onto Wolfs Neck Road. The park will be on your left near the end of the penninsula.
Contact:
Department of Conservation
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
 
Park Office, for education programs and guided group walks: (207) 865-4465
 
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Description
Wolfs Neck State Park in Freeport was established from land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.C. Smith (see also, Mast Landing Sanctuary in 1969.
 
The park is located on the rocky coast of Maine's Casco Bay and Harraseeket River. The variety of ecosyst within the park inlcude salt marsh estuaries and White Pine and Hemlock forest.
 
Wolfs Neck has facilities for picnics, a recreation field and 5 miles of hiking trails.
 
Usage Fee Fees and Hours of Operation
The park charges an entrance fee during the open season. In the Winter, there are no facilities and the park is closed and you need to park on the road outside the park entrance, but not blocking the gate.
Wildlife Spotting Wildlife
The pine and hemlock forest house many small mammals and migratory birds.
 
When the tide is low, you can see a variety of shore birds including pipers and plovers, as well as ducks and gulls. In the winter, seaducks like scoters and eiders and mergansers and even loons are possible.
 
But, the real attraction is the osprey nest on Googins Island. The Island in an Osprey sanctuary and people are not allowed on it. There is a great look out on the shore where you can look up into the nest and see the Osprey chicks beg for food and test their wings.
Wolfs Necks in Winter
RunningHikingSnowshoeing Trails
Wolfs Neck has 5 miles of trails. The tails are easy and good for families. There are plenty of trails to make small loops if you have small children.
 
A longer loop can be made by taking the Casco Bay Trail to the Harraseeket River and back to the Parking Lot via the Harraseeket Trail.
 
In the Winter months, when there is plentry of snow, you can snowshoe the trails and open spaces of the park.



 
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