Desert of Maine

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95 Desert Road, Freeport, ME, USA - (207) 865-6962

Desert of Maine Freeport Reviews

WaltJake WaltJake
53 reviews
Feb 18, 2007
This is a real sand desert, created by over-farming on top of sand dunes formed by melting glacial deposits. Old farm buildings were actually completely covered up by drifting sand dunes! Now a museum and tourist attraction, you can camp right next to the "desert", hike the trails and take the tour on a wagon while they narrate the history. They also hide colored "gemstones" in the sand and allow little kids to "find" them, always exciting for the kindergarten set! I threw my pocket change into the sand to create extra excitement! Truly an educational oddity worth checking out. There is a campground right there, so you can either camp or just visit. It's pretty cool to be walking around sand dunes at night under the full moon!
vances says:
That brings back memories. Once upon a time I worked at the LL Bean store in Freeport...a beautiful area that I still miss!
Posted on: Feb 18, 2007
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