Old Orchard Beach offers 7 miles of free beaches with plenty of room for a variety of summertime activities. We have everything you need to enjoy a beautiful summer day in Maine. If you decide to catch a tan, build a sandcastle, boogie-board, body surf, toss a Frisbee or read a great novel, you can enjoy it all on our powdery, pristine white sand that meanders through five communities; Pine Point, Old Orchard, Ocean Park, Ferry Beach, ending it's great massiveness at the mouth of the Saco River in Camp Ellis. The beach also hosts a number of events, including family sand sculpture competition, s'mores and more bonfires, beach olympics, beach raid, annual lobster dip and so much more. In Old Orchard Beach alone, there is fireworks every Thursday night all summer long, an oceanfront amusement park, arcade, restaurants, bars and clubs, great shops and the Old Orchard Beach Pier. Elsewhere in the Old Orchard Beach region, there's kayaking on the Saco River, parasailing, jet skiing, fishing excursions, water parks, a drive-in and Maine's largest amusement park.
The Eastern Trail Alliance is an organization that works for the expansion, upkeep and promotion of the Eastern Trail. The Eastern Trail is the southern Maine section of the East Coast Greenway, a large network of trails that will connect Calais, Maine with Key West, Florida. Currently in Maine, it is a transportation/recreation greenway connecting Kittery and southernmost Maine to Casco Bay in South Portland. The Eastern Trail has a growing span of off-road sections, as well as a scenic on-road trail that mostly follows quiet country roads. Bike riders and hikers enjoy the beautiful journey from South Portland's Bug Light Park on Casco Bay (near Portland) to Kittery's Piscataqua River. The Eastern Coast Greenway was started in the mid 1980's using the Eastern railroad corridor.
a 65 mile section of the East Coast Greenway.
For a brochure from the Eastern Trail Alliance click here.
Downloadable guide to the Eastern Trail Alliance Trail click here.<< Less
The Eastern Trail Alliance is an organization that works for the expansion, upkeep and promotion of the Eastern Trail. The Eastern … More >>
Enjoy 1.7 miles of trail for hiking, biking and guided nature programs. You will see tupelo (black gum) trees, which are rare at this latitude, while hiking in this 100-acre area. There is a sandy beach, picnic area and changing rooms are also available for your convenience. FEE<< Less
Enjoy 1.7 miles of trail for hiking, biking and guided nature programs. You will see tupelo (black gum) trees, which are … More >>
This quiet park, tucked away by the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge at the end of Tenney Lane, has an unmarked .4 mile path that takes you through a forest, over a boardwalk and small bridge, behind a housing development, and finally to a nice overlook of the marsh. You can also do a .4-mile loop around the playing fields on a flat path. Directions: The address is 42 Tenney Lane. From Pleasant Hill Road, turn into Tenney Lane and follow it to the park’s parking lot.<< Less
This quiet park, tucked away by the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge at the end of Tenney Lane, has an unmarked … More >>
This property, owned by the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is located on Portland Avenue near Milliken Mill Pond and Mill Brook. The town acquired the Milliken Mill Woods in 1999 as a gift from Janice Milliken Andrews. There is a parking lot at 192 Portland Avenue. This side is called the Animal Shelter Area. It has a picnic area and several trails. Across the street is the Mill Brook Trail network.<< Less
This property, owned by the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is located on Portland Avenue near Milliken Mill Pond … More >>
Saco Bay Trails mission is to create and maintain this network of trails and to promote its acceptance and use by the public. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining recreational trails in the Saco Bay Area. We envision a permanent network of free, easily accessible, well maintained, well marked and well publicized trails, which people with a broad range of abilities can use and enjoy.<< Less
Saco Bay Trails mission is to create and maintain this network of trails and to promote its acceptance and use … More >>