Extreme High Tide

3/3/2018 Yesterday at the South Freeport Town Wharf the tide peaked higher than most of us living nearby have ever witnessed. John Brewer, a marina owner keeping a watchful eye on his domain, told me he could only remember once, a very long time ago, seeing the water so high. The nor’easter was blowing 40…

Snowy Morning in Freeport

Charlie Lopresti, our local meteorologist on WGME in Portland, told us this was going to happen but heck, we don’t always believe him. But Monday morning arrived with a load of wet snow and a reminder that winter still has a way to go. I went out and grabbed some photos suspecting this might change…

White Cedar Inn – Freeport

Located on Main Street a short walk to the center of Freeport shopping, the White Cedar Inn offers guests a quiet, comfortable and friendly place to stay while exploring the rugged coast or shopping the many outlet stores. The house, once home to Arctic Explorer Donald B MacMillan who accompanied Admiral Robert Peary on his…

Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate

If you love chocolate, and you’re in Freeport, be sure and stop at Wilbur’s. Two school teachers started the business as a candy store around 1983 and not long after decided to start making their own chocolate specialties with distinctive Maine twist like chocolate Moose, chocolate Lobsters, and chocolate covered blueberries. If your taste runs…

The Geese are Back

A pair of Canadian Geese return each year to nest and raise their young on a small plot of land roped off by the town of Freeport. The nest lies next to a small pond to the west and the tidal Harraseeket river to the east near Falls Point. The spot they choose seems unlikely. South…

Coffee by Design

  Walking down Main street in Freeport it would be easy to miss Coffee by Design unless you’re going into the LL Bean building at 95 Main Street. While it’s inside the LL Bean building it’s actually a separate business. It’s a comfortable coffee shop serving good coffee and and speciality options including hot and cold tea.…

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park occupies 200 acres on a neck of land between the Harraseeket and Casco Bay. There are several trails through the woods and along the water. The park is home to a pair of Osprey who return each year to Googins Island to nest and raise their young. In the spring…

The Freeport Cafe

This is our go to diner in Freeport. They open at 6:00 am and close at 8:00 pm and are open year round. They have a very friendly staff that do their best to get you seated and served as quickly as possible. The cafe has grown in popularity and you may find breakfast very busy. Generally the earlier you arrive the better. Particularly on the weekends.