WHY FREEPORT? Because we are the small town with big town amenities! Freeport has so much to offer, aside from the fabulous shopping, you'll want to spend several days here.
For business or group travel, see more reasons to consider Freeport on our Group Planning page!
Freeport is ideally located along the Maine coast for a visit by a first-time visitor or a veteran Maine explorer. Home to L.L. Bean, and its campus of stores (all but the Factory Store open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year), it is a shopping mecca, with over 160 other shops and restaurants, all within an easy walk from many of the local lodging places. Lodging choices include hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, cabins and campgrounds. You can see more about the businesses and activities at the Freeport Merchants Association site.
Freeport restaurants offer fine dining as well as more casual fare, in a variety of selections from fine Italian to American, tavern food to flavors of the Middle East, Asian foods and, of course, lobstah!
There is so much to do here, you'll want to stay for several days, at least! Beyond the edge of the village lies Wolfe Neck State Park, with easy hiking trails along the edge of Casco Bay, and Bradbury Mountain State Park, with more challenging trails and magnificent views. A short 20 minute drive brings you to Portland, with its Old Port, musuems, shops and galleries, as well as an impressive number and variety of top-notch restaurants.
Driving north there are wonderful coastal islands, lighthouses towering from rocky bluffs, more state parks with sand and rock beaches, views of offshore islands, boat rides, tours, puffin cruises, lighthouse cruises, and more! All these are easy day trips from your base in Freeport, Maine.
One of a kind -- that's Freeport, Maine.