The charming, historic town of Freeport is located along the southern Maine coast, just a 20-minute car ride from Portland, Maine and just a 2-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts.
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Freeport ME is known for its lobster shacks, Freeport outlets shopping, LL Bean headquarters, nautical activities, forests, historical points of interest, parks, and more. Freeport offers a variety of accommodations for any style and budget. Staying in a Freeport Maine Bed and Breakfast is a fantastic way to experience the town in a personalized fashion versus staying in commercialized and impersonal chain hotels or larger scale accommodations.
May through September are the ideal months to visit Freeport. Since it is a northern town, it is generally quite cold in the late fall through early spring. The warmest months to visit are during June, July, and August. Even in August, the warmest month, temperatures only peak as high as 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Visiting Freeport in late December or the entire month of January should be avoided entirely because this time usually sees a high level of precipitation. Because of its close proximity to the sea, Freeport does not tend to get a lot of snowfall, but winter temperatures tend to be frigid.
This quaint port town on the Maine Coast has a little something for everyone. The charming main street is buzzing with bars, eateries, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Many visitors come to the mid-coast town for outlet shopping, something which the town has reserved quite the reputation for with its bustling Freeport Outlets. Eating at one of the many lobster shacks is an absolute must while in the area. Enjoy nautical activities in Casco bay, including visiting the islands in the bay which feature golf courses and walking trails.
Outdoor lovers can enjoy the many natural features that Freeport has to offer. Go for a hike in Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, enjoy the fall foliage and hiking trails in Bradbury Mountain State Park, go for a swim or camp at Winslow Memorial Park Camping and Public Beach, enjoy fresh air and a forest setting on Hedgehog Mountain Trail. There are many campgrounds found throughout Freeport for nature lovers who would like to park their RV or pitch a tent. Visiting the Desert of Maine is a must do while in Freeport, as many visitors don’t expect to see this one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon in this coastal town.
Freeport was first settled around the year 1700 and obtained its current name “Freeport” on February 14, 1789. It was named after the openness of its harbor, as it is situated on Casco Bay. It was once the home to leading timber, farming, and shipbuilding industries but is now known, however, for its numerous outlet stores, the LL Bean headquarters, the Desert of Maine, and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park. Freeport developed as four villages, all of which are presently part of the Harraseeket Historic District.
Whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or with friends, and no matter the season, you’ll find plenty to do with your time in this mid coast Maine town. Head over to the Freeport outlets for endless outlet shopping. Indulge in some of the finest lobster in the US at the many lobster shacks around Freeport. Enjoy nautical activities in Casco Bay and on the surrounding islands which offer golfing, swimming, and other beach activities. Camp at one of the many campsites in this Maine coast town, or go hiking at one of the many trails at the various parks nearby.
Freeport offers a nice selection of dining options, including award-winning , farm-to-table bistros, fresh seafood from the local water, cozy cafes (try Coffee by Design!), and much more. There are also several breweries, including Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company and Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub Restaurant. For a fine cuisine experience with local ingredients, head to Harraseeket Inn’s Maine Harvest. Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Co serves up delectable lobster rolls, and Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern offers a delicious menu of local cuisine.
Bed and breakfasts offer a unique and personalized experience, something that commercial accommodations and chain hotels are unable to deliver. During your getaway at a bed and breakfast in Freeport, Maine, expect modern amenities such as wifi, air conditioning, spacious guest rooms with elegant decor, private baths, full gourmet breakfast, plush linens, and cozy communal spaces. Most bed and breakfasts are within easy walking distance to most points of interest. There’s no more romantic getaway than a stay at a bed and breakfast during your trip to Freeport!
There’s no better way to experience a getaway in the charming, coastal town of Freeport than by topping it all off with a stay at a personalized, quaint, and charming bed and breakfast. There are several bed and breakfast options on offer in the town of Freeport, each of which offers something unique and different. Chain hotels and larger commercial accommodations are unable to offer a personalized experience since they are serving on such a wide scale. Plus, staying in a bed and breakfast gives the opportunity to support local businesses. Bed and breakfasts in Freeport offer a romantic getaway with charming interiors, friendly hosts, modern amenities, and more. Most bed and breakfasts are within a short distance to all of Freeport’s main attractions including lobster shacks, Freeport outlets and outlet shopping, Casco Bay, and more.
The nearest airport to Freeport is Portland Airport, which is about 18 miles away. Other nearby airports include Manchester airport (94 miles away) and Boston International Airport (a 3.5 hour drive or 113.5 miles away). If you are coming from somewhere in New England, you can take the Amtrak Downeaster to Freeport. A car is not necessary in Freeport, although it does help to have one if you plan on visiting any attractions outside of the immediate town. Most points of interest in Freeport are all within walking distance to the train station.
Whether you want to stay close to the infamous Freeport outlets or you prefer to stay closer to the sea, there is a bed and breakfast option awaiting your arrival.
For anyone who will be traveling to Freeport with pets, Brewster House bed and breakfast is a bed and breakfast Freeport Maine pet friendly. This popular Victorian-style guesthouse features charming interiors with elegant decor and furnishings in guestrooms. A full hot breakfast is served each morning using fresh, local ingredients.
James Place Inn is a fully renovated Victorian-style inn just a few blocks away from LL Bean. Elegant guest rooms feature wood furnishings, private bathrooms, filtered and softened water, a fireplace, and jacuzzis. A homemade hot breakfast is served each morning using local and fresh ingredients.