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Quoddy Head State Park

http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=10

Quoddy head state park encompasses 541 acres at the tip of america's easternmost peninsula, offering opportunities to visit an historic lighthouse, picnic and hike up to 5 miles of scenic trails. from the candy-striped west quoddy head light, maine's easternmost lighthouse, visitors can look out over quoddy channel (which divides the u.s. and canada) to the towering red cliffs of grand manan island in new brunswick.

Rangeley Lake State Park

http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=25

Rangeley lake state park encompasses 869 acres in the heart of maine's western mountains. visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, camping, wildlife watching, photography, and winter sports, as well as the long-established traditions of fishing and hunting. the lake's cool, clear waters stretch nine miles and support world-famous populations of landlocked salmon and trout (sustained through a strong commitment to catch-and-release practices). four wheeling and snowmobiling are popular pursuits in the rangeley area (outside the park), with many trails available.

Range Ponds State Park

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A short drive from one of maine's major urban areas, lewiston and auburn, range ponds state park welcomes visitors who enjoy the wide sandy beach as they swim, picnic and play. most activity centers on the waterfront which is easily accessible because of the smooth, surfaced promenade that parallels the pond for 1000 feet immediately next to the beach.

Reid State Park

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Reid state park bears the distinct honor as being maine's first state-owned saltwater beach. in 1946, prosperous businessman and georgetown resident walter e. reid donated land to the state of maine to be preserved forever, and a few years later reid state park became a reality.

Roque Bluffs State Park

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Roque bluffs state park provides visitors with a great diversity of coastal landscapes to enjoy in 274 acres on schoppee point (south of machias). a beautiful, half-mile crescent of sand and pebbles along englishman bay is backed by the shallow waters of 60-acre simpson pond - allowing for bracing saltwater swims and much warmer fresh water soaks. between the beach and the pond are several picnic areas and a children's play area adjoining the parking area. a 6-mile trail network just inland from the shore leads through old orchards, fields and woods, with paths that follow the rocky shores of great cove and pond cove.

Scarborough Beach State Park

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Scarborough beach offers some of the best swimming in new england with water temps in the high 60's through out july and august. rip currents do occur on a daily basis and we firmly recommend swimming in the designated lifeguard area. parking is limited to 285 on site spaces and 125 off site spaces.

Sebago Lake State Park

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Sebago lake state park opened to the public in 1938 as one of the five original state parks. this forested lakeside park is situated on the shore of maine's deepest and second largest lake which provides year-round recreation for thousands of visitors each year. near the foothills of the while mountains, the park's 1,400 acres features sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, bogs a river and diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Shackford Head State Park

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Close to downtown eastport, the easternmost city in the united states, shackford head state park encompasses 90 acres on moose island overlooking cobscook bay. this promontory at the entrance to cobscook bay encircles the west side of broad cove.

Swan Island

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Managed and operated by the department of inland fisheries and wildlife, swan island is a wildlife management area that also provides a sanctuary for migrating waterfowl and the resident white-tailed deer. it is also the only management area where camping is allowed and programs are provided for visitors. swan island was once known as swan island game management area. one of the early biologists working there was stephen e. powell. after powell's death in 1971, the name of the area was changed to the steve powell wildlife management area.

Swan Lake State Park

http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=24

Swan lake state park is nestled on scenic swan lake. visitors can enjoy swimming area with lifeguard supervision, picnic sites with grills and walking trails. toilets and changing facilities are also available for use. for large gatherings, a private group shelter (fee charged) equipped with volleyball, horseshoes and a handicapped accessible toilet are available.

Swans Falls Campground

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The swan's falls campground offers tentsites in a pine forest along the saco river with access to wonderful day and multi-day canoe and kayak explorations. managed under an agreement with the maine department of conservation - bureau of parks and lands, the campground and river put-in are located in the mt. washington valley in close proximity to the white mountain national forest.

Two Lights State Park

http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=28

Two lights state park is a popular point of destination for maine residents and the many visitors who enjoy the state's legendary rocky coast. opened in 1961, the park encompasses 41-acres of rocky headlands. standing high above the rocky coast and rolling surf, visitors have sweeping views of casco bay and the open atlantic.

Vaughan Woods State Park

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Vaughan woods memorial state park is a 250-acre forested tract along the scenic salmon falls river. the park includes picnic facilities and hiking trails through old-growth stands of pine and hemlock. hiking is available on several trails that connect to make up one large loop, a system of 3+ miles. visitors can walk shorter looping sections if they choose.

Warren Island State Park

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Serenity describes this park that's tucked away in penobscot bay where visitors use their own boat to access the island. the park is designed for the boating public, and there is no public ferry transportation to the island. no phones are available on the island ensuring a robinson crusoe-esque experience. campers choose from one of the 12 campsites or the three adirondack shelters for accommodations. a trip to warren island is guaranteed to create memories that will last all winter long!

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=31

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 bay and the harraseeket river.
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