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Location Lat 43.825823 / Lon -70.085570
Approximately 2 miles south on Wolf Neck Rd. from intersection with Bow St./Flying Point Drive in Freeport.
Hours / Season Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Fee collected year-round at entry booth by staff or self-service station.
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is a five minute drive from the center of Freeport's bustling shopping district, and as visitors approach the park, marshes and open fields provide a tranquil transformation back to nature. In 1969, this area of more than 200 acres was given to the State by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.C. Smith of Freeport. The park contains varied ecosystems, including climax white pine and hemlock forests, a salt marsh estuary, and the rocky shorelines on Casco Bays and the Harraseeket River.
The park's signature residents are the ospreys who nest on nearby Googins Island. An interpretive panel on the trail explains the life cycle of this magestic, graceful bird which summers on the island and makes its annual trek to South America each fall. Visitors who participate in a nature walk with the Park Naturalist can view the baby birds on their nest through high-powered lenses and learn that these birds mate for life.
The popular Casco Bay Trail carries visitors along Maine's legendary coast to a point where the surrounding islands of Eagle, Cousin, and others are described on an interpretive panel. After a discovering the trails, visitors can enjoy picnics under a canopy of oak trees or a group barbeque is possible at the park's new shelter area. Loon conservation license plates paid for the construction of this new facility and groups may rent the shelter for a day.
Read the April 29, 2017 Rubys on the Road review of the park.
For a guided tour of the park's geologic highlights, see Bedrock Geology at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Learn about the geology of the area on the interactive Maine Geologic Facts and Localities map.
Guided Nature Programs are offered in this beautiful natural setting. These one hour programs may include walks, short talks, and activities - weather permitting.
Monthly Program Listings & other locations too!
View the Sortable Calendar of Events for Wolfe's Neck Woods events and more!
Outreach Programs are offered in the Freeport area. See page two of the Complete List of Educational Programs at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park (PDF 401KB) for the three outreach programs currently being offered.
Home of Feathers Over Freeport! Feathers Over Freeport webpage
Take a Virtual Visit!
View videos of the this and other Maine State Parks on the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) YouTube Channel.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund contributed to this State Park.Learn more about LWCF.
- Cross-country skiing
- Hiking (trails)
- Self-guided trail
- Watchable wildlife
Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.
Visit the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park trail map at Maine Trail Finder.
- Group picnic shelter
- Picnic area
- See Visitor Accessibility
Wolfe Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolfe's Neck Road
Freeport, ME 04032
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Directions and Parking
Four and a half miles from Route 1 in downtown Freeport, via Bow Street/Flying Point Dr. and Wolf Neck Road.
AMC Kids Outdoors Page
Kid-friendly hiking at the park described by the AMC.