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Things to do in Freeport + Mid-Coast

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Freeport + Mid-Coast. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Freeport + Mid-Coast attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Freeport + Mid-Coast to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Freeport + Mid-Coast.

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  • Breakwater Light

    Located at the end of a 7/8-mile breakwater (essentially a man-made granite seawall stretching from the shore), this historic lighthouse is open to... More
  • Camden Hills State Park

    Camden Hills State Park is open year-round, with a variety of activities available across its 5,500 acres, from relatively low-exertion (bird-watch... More
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    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

    You could happily lose yourself in these exceptionally cared for botanical gardens (the largest in New England) hidden off Barters Island Road, 10 ... More
  • Common Ground Country Fair

    Hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association since 1977, this annual three-day fair celebrates rural living with hundreds of eco-f... More
  • Farnsworth Museum

    Rockland, Maine, may not be thought of as the art capital of the world, but this nationally recognized museum is certainly no slouch. The collectio... More
  • Five Islands Farm

    Near Bath, this Mid-Coast Maine farm stand and gourmet market specializes in artisanal cheese and seasonal local produce. Five Islands is a member ... More
  • fourTWELVE

    Opened in 2007 on Rockland’s rapidly developing Main Street, this stylish women’s clothing boutique sticks out—in a good way—in the land of jeans a... More
  • Goranson Farm

    Certified organic sweet corn, potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, pumpkins, and maple syrup are just a few of the things produced at this third gene... More
  • Hardy Boat Cruises

    Hardy Boat Cruises’ fleet consists of just one boat, the 60-foot-long Hardy III, which serves as both a ferry (running between New Harbor and Monhe... More
  • L.L. Bean

    Look for the giant signature boot out front to locate this monolithic bargain bin amid the raft of high-end outlet stores on Freeport's Main Street... More
  • Maine Eastern Railroad

    One of the most enjoyable—and traffic-free—ways of taking in Maine’s mid-coast is by train. After 50 years, passenger rail service resumed in 2006,... More
  • Maine Lighthouse Museum

    For those who can bypass the buildings themselves and are interested only in lens lore and technology, the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland has ... More
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    Maine State Prison Showroom

    Until 2002, when it moved inland, Maine’s largest and oldest prison (where in the 1800s inmates were fed the cheapest eats around: lobster) sat jus... More
  • Maine Windjammer Cruises

    Who cares if you don’t know what the difference between port and starboard is, or what to do on a sailboat when someone yells “come about!” After a... More
  • Morning in Maine

    Learn about lobsters and other wildlife on a nature windjammer sail. More

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