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Plan a full day of hiking, kayaking, fishing and exploring the shore. There are so many things to do around Old Orchard Beach and the Portland, ME area that you'll want to come back over and over again!

There are seven miles of sandy beaches to explore and many things to see in Old Orchard Beach and Portland, Maine. Old Orchard Beach is a fun destination and has activities that appeal to everyone.

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Broad Reach Sailing
Broad Reach Sailing
Come have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime, as you enjoy what we believe is the crown jewel of Maine, its coastline aboard a sailboat! A unique way to experience Maine and discover the hidden secrets of the Saco River and Saco Bay in an intimate setting. No experience necessary. Let the crew tell you the rich stories of the 8 fascinating islands of Saco Bay and the long sandy beach of Old Orchard. Enjoy the New England charm of Wood Island Lighthouse and Biddeford Pool. Soak in the wonders of the ocean and sun in an endless expanse of horizon and see the wildlife! Take your turn at sailing the boat if you wish. Most importantly please come away and rest awhile! We offer sailing excursions of various lengths, lessons and special event sails from about May 9 to October 12. Find out more online. Easy booking online or you can call, email or text Abby. abby@broadreachsailing.us, 207.415.5858 Pickup Location: 5 Bay Ave, Saco Come Sail With Us! https://broadreachsailing.us/ BOOK NOW
First Chance    Kennebunkport, ME
First Chance Kennebunkport, ME
KENNEBUNKPORT HARBOR First Chance Whale Watch is the premier company for whale watch and scenic boat tours around the Kennebunk and Kennebunkport areas of Maine. Just South of the Kennebunkport Bridge (Rt 9) behind Mobil/Big Apple Station, Kennebunk Lower Village. 967-5507
Funtown Splashtown USA
Funtown Splashtown USA
The park features Maine’s only wooden roller coaster, water slides, and New England’s longest and tallest log flume, Thunder Falls. It also has a 220-foot-tall (67 m) Drop Tower called Dragon’s Descent. One of the park’s most popular rides is the Astrosphere, which is an indoor Scrambler which features a state-of-the-art laser and light show while playing ELO’s Fire on High
Maine Audubon
Maine Audubon
Explore Maine's largest salt marsh by foot, canoe, or kayak at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. Learn about the ecosystem on a naturalist-guided or self-guided tour; the center will provide life jackets and a map if you decide to kayak. The marsh is an excellent spot to find many grassland songbirds not commonly found in other parts of Maine. This is paradise for any nature enthusiast! Cascade Falls, Eastern Trail, Ocean Park, Camp Ellis Jetty, Ferry Beach State Park, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge.
Palace Playland
Palace Playland
Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine is New England's only beach front amusement park. We offer rides and amusements for the young and the thrill seeker. Our rides include a classic Ferris wheel, carousel, two roller coasters and other thrill rides, including Adrenalin and Power Surge! As we like to say - Great rides, lots of food, midway and arcade games, gift shops and more - Palace Playland is the coolest place to be this summer! Palace Playland - always free admission and lots of convenient parking.
The Pier                Old Orchard Beach
The Pier Old Orchard Beach
There are many vacation spots on the Eastern Seaboard, but none of them offer such a unique and satisfying experience as The Pier in Old Orchard Beach. If you're looking for Fresh Maine Seafood, we have it in one of our many fine restaurants. If you're looking for a great steak, we have it. If you're looking for the best entertainment, we have it. If you're looking to "chill" in a relaxing atmosphere, or dance the night away, you can do that on the The Pier in OOB. With five restaurants and five bars, we're certain that you'll find what you're looking for here at the Old Orchard Beach Pier.
Two Lights State Park and Portland Head Light
Two Lights State Park and Portland Head Light
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. 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. Picnic tables situated on the hills facing the ocean afford visitors spectacular views of the ocean while enjoying an afternoon barbecue or clambake. Strollers and hikers can enjoy the refreshing sea breezes along shoreline trails and watch ships sailing into and out of Portland Harbor. Portland Head Light: https://portlandheadlight.com/what-to-do/the-lighthouse
Fun and Sun Rentals
Fun and Sun Rentals
FUN AND SUN RENTALS and TOURS Scarborough,Maine (207) 730-1926 Bike Rentals, Kayak Rentals, Stand-up Paddle Board Rental, beach gear, river trips, bike tours, sup yoga
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Amusement Parks

Aquaboggan

Waterslides, bumper boats,
gigantic wave pool, and more!

York Wild Kingdom

Zoo and Theme Park

Shopping

Kittery Outlets

America's Maine Street for Shopping

Freeport Outlets

L.L.Bean and over 100 outlet stores

Maine Mall

South Portland, ME

Portland's Old Port

Shops, Restaurants, Galleries, Pubs in Portland's Historic District

Saco Valley Shopping Center

4 Scamman St., Saco

Maine Antique Trail

Rt. 1, Maine

Restaurants near OOB

Landmark Restaurant

28 East Grand Ave., OOB
207-934-0156

The Bait Shed

Outdoor Seafood
Pine Point, ME

The Garage

BBQ
Pine Point, ME

Huot's

Seafood 
Camp Ellis, ME

The Boardwalk Grill

5 Temple Avenue, Ocean Park, Maine 04063|(207) 934-8100

Good Thyme's Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch
2 Cascade Rd., OOB
207-934-2520

Activities in Old Orchard Beach

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

Miniature Golf

Schooners Mini-Golf

Miniature Golf

Old Orchard Beach Parasailing

Parasailing, Jet Skis

Gone With the Wind

Kayak rentals, lessons, equipment

Fun and Sun Rentals

Bikes, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddle board, bike tours, beach gear, river trips, SUP yoga

Fishing , Boat Trips, Kayaking, Ocean Recreation


Rock N' Reel Sport Fishing Charters - 1 Spring Point Dr, South Portland, Maine 04106 (207) 776-5588

Trina Lyn Fishing Charter - Private sport fishing charters within five minutes of Old Orchard Beach. 5 Bay Ave, Saco, ME, (207) 284-2352/cell http://www.trinalyn.com/

Rippin' Lips Charters – Enjoy the fun of recreational and offshore fishing in Maine with Capt. Jim Bollinger. Capt. Rippin' Lips Charters offers full-day and half-day recreational fishing trips for striped bass, bluefish and mackerel on the famous Saco River. Full day offshore trips for sharks and ground fish such as cod, haddock and wolfish. (207) 229-3845  http://rippinlipscharters.com/

Gone with the Wind – Kayaking and Windsurfing Rentals, Lessons, and Equipment, Biddeford Pool (207)283-8446    https://www.gwtwonline.com/

Canoe and Kayak Rentals - Scarborough Marsh Nature Center - Maine's largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Abundant and unexpected wildlife sightings. Rt. 9, Scarborough. (207) 883-5100  https://www.maineaudubon.org/visit/scarborough-marsh/



THINGS TO DO IN PORTLAND HARBOR

Portland Discovery Cruises –passenger boat with scheduled cruises. Long Wharf, Portland, (207) 774-0808    https://www.portlanddiscovery.com/

Casco Bay Lines - Year-round narrated cruises on Casco Bay. Daily ferry service to Casco Bay Islands. From Casco Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets, Portland, 774-7871    https://www.cascobaylines.com/

Portland Schooner Company – Daily cruises in Casco Bay, Maine State Pier, Portland, (207) 766-2500     https://www.portlandschooner.com/

Lucky Catch Lobstering – Experience lobstering first hand. 170 Commercial St, Portland, 92070 761-0941       http://www.luckycatch.com/

Maine Island Kayak Co. – Canoe and Kayak rentals ½ day to 7 day trips. Peaks Island, 776-2373       https://www.maineislandkayak.com/


THINGS TO DO IN KENNEBUNKPORT HARBOR


First Chance Whale Watch – 467 Western Ave (Rt 9) 967-5507     https://firstchancewhalewatch.com/

Rugosa Lobster Boat Cruise - 1 ½ hour scenic lobster cruise, Harbor seals, lobster catches. (207)468-4095      https://rugosalobstertours.com/



WILD LIFE REFUGE, STATE PARKS, OUTDOOR WALKS


Ferry Beach State Park - 117 acres of beach and nature trails. Off Route 9 in Saco.   https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/parks-natural-attractions/ferry-beach-state-park

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center - Maine's largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Guided and self guided canoe tours. Abundant shorebird sightings. Nature center offers slide shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. https://www.maineaudubon.org/visit/scarborough-marsh/

Gilsland Farm - Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails, field trips and a gift shop. North of Portland in Falmouth off Route 1. https://www.maineaudubon.org/visit/gilsland-farm/

Maine Wildlife Park – Moose, Bear, Deer, Cougars, Eagles and more. Nature Trail and Displays. Rt 26, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray, 657-4977 (Exit 11 off the I-495, Maine Turnpike)     https://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife-park/index.html

Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm: 1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of spectacular marsh walkways and trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands. Open year round. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. (207) 646-1555     https://www.wellsreserve.org/

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours. Rt 9 Kennebunk/Wells Town line. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Rachel_Carson/about.html

Marginal Way Scenic Walk - Ogunquit one-mile path along coast. Ends in Perkins Cove. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g40790-d104969-Reviews-Marginal_Way-Ogunquit_Maine.html



LIGHTHOUSES


Cape Elizabeth Light/Two Lights State Park – Two lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/parks-natural-attractions/two-lights-state-park
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g40554-d198663-Reviews-Cape_Elizabeth_Light-Cape_Elizabeth_Maine.html

Goat Island Lighthouse - Built in 1834. Best viewed from Cape Porpoise Pier. tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g40556-d103819-Reviews-Goat_Island_Lighthouse-Cape_Porpoise_Kennebunkport_Kennebunks_Maine.html

Portland Headlight & Museum – Maine's oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by George Washington in 1791. Adjacent to Fort Williams Park. Large grounds with picnic facilities and museum on the premises. 1000 Shore Rd. (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. https://portlandheadlight.com/

Wood Island Lighthouse – https://woodislandlighthouse.org/

AREA ATTRACTIONS, RECREATION, BOWLING & MORE

Biddeford-Saco Ice Arena (207) 283-0615. https://www.biddefordarena.com/

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad - Ride along Portland's waterfront in an historic narrow gauge. Fun for all ages. 58 Fore Street, Portland. (207) 828-0814. https://mainenarrowgauge.org/

Smiling Hill Farm – Homemade ice cream. Westbrook, (800) 743-7463       http://www.smilinghill.com/Page1.html

Len Libby Chocolate- Lifesize chocolate moose!    https://www.lenlibby.com/

Big 20 Bowling- Scarborough https://www.big20bowling.com/

Jimmy the Greeks- Bowling and Pizza   https://www.jimmygreeksopa.com/

AREA SHOPPING

Kittery Outlets - Just 50 minutes south of Old Orchard Beach. Over 120 outlets and the Kittery Trading Post with savings of 20-70% daily. This shopping mecca is often referred to as "America's Maine Street for Outlet Shopping." 1-888-KITTERY       https://www.thekitteryoutlets.com/

L.L. Bean - World famous and open 24 hours, 365 days per year. 30 minutes north in Freeport.   https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001705?page=store-flagship

The Maine Mall - Over 135 stores including restaurants, theaters and more. 364 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland. https://www.mainemall.com/en.html

The Old Port - Portland's Historic District offers over 158 shops, 65 restaurants, 28 galleries, and numerous pubs. All located in a charming five block area lined with cobblestone streets on Portland's historic waterfront. 400 Congress St., Portland. 772-6828.  https://www.portlandmaine.com/explore-downtown/


Saco Valley Shopping Center - 12 stores, 2 banks and a restaurant. Free parking. Just off Route 1, Saco.     http://www.sacovalleyshopping.com/

Antique Shops and Auctions – All along Rt 1 in Kennebunk, Wells, Ogunquit, York & Kittery.      http://www.maineantiquetrail.com/Region/Maine-Southern-Coastal-Route1-Region/


ENTERTAINMENT

Live Bands and Karaoke: Pier Patio Pub, Surf 6, The Brunswick

Fireworks Display by the Pier – Every Thursday at 9:45pm from late June thru Labor Day.

Weekly Concerts in Town Square – Free Shows by the Pier

Salvation Army Pavilion Amphitheater – Outdoor amphitheater featuring live entertainment throughout the summer for the entire family. Church Street, Old Orchard Beach, 934-2024

Southworth Planetarium - Shows for children and adults including laser concerts., University of Southern Maine's Science Building. Portland https://usm.maine.edu/planet

Portland Symphony Orchestra - Concerts year round. Special events. https://portlandsymphony.org/

Portland Ovations - Dance, opera, musical theater, jazz, & more. https://portlandovations.org/

Portland Opera – Grand Opera in Portland's magnificent Merrill Auditorium. 767-0773     https://www.portlandopera.org/



KIDS ENTERTAINMENT


Children's Museum and Theater of Maine - Live theater for adults and children. 25A Forest Ave., Portland. https://www.kitetails.org/

Portland Public Library - Story telling and entertainment for children. 5 Monument Sq., Portland. https://www.portlandlibrary.com/for-you/kids-families/

Monkey Trunks Zipline - https://monkeytrunks.com/

Planetarium-Portland, ME
Aquarium- Boothbay Harbor
Wild Kingdom- York, ME
Maine Wildlife Park- Gray, ME
Smiling Hill Farms


MOVIE THEATERS

Cinemagic – Twelve-screen, stadium seating, digital stereo theater and arcade. Route 1, Saco    https://www.cinemagicmovies.com/location/7695/Cinemagic-and-IMAX-in-Saco-ME-Showtimes

Saco Drive-in Theater http://thesacodrivein.com/

Cinemagic Clarks Pond - Maine Mall Area, S. Portland.

SUMMER THEATRE & THEATRE

City Theater - Theatrical productions 205 Main Street, Biddeford (207) 282-0849

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre – Summer Theatre, Arundel (207) 985-5552 https://vinegarhillmusictheatre.com/

Ogunquit Playhouse – Stock Summer Theatre Ogunquit (207) 646-5511 http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/

Saco River Grange Hall– Salmon Falls Road, Buxton (207) 929-6472   

ARTS, MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

Harmon Museum- Old Orchard Beach Historical Society - Features historical memorabilia on the Old Orchard Beach area since the 17th Century (207) 934-9319. https://www.harmonmuseum.org/

Saco Museum- Paintings, decorative art, tools, period furniture, etc. from 18th century to present (207) 283- 3861
Maine Maritime Museum - Historic shipyard site and maritime history building on Kennebec River, Bath, ME 443-1316 https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/

Willowbrook at Newfield - Restored 19th Century Village with 36 buildings and 11,000 artifacts including 1894 carousel (207) 205-4849

PORTLAND

Portland Museum of Art – Maine's largest and oldest art museum. Designed by world renowned I.M. Pei. Features fine and decorative art from the 18th century to present (207) 775-6148 https://www.portlandmuseum.org/

Portland Observatory – The last maritime signal tower in the US. Built in1807 as a communication tower for the harbor. Guided tours and exhibits. 774-5561 http://www.portlandlandmarks.org/observatory

Children's Museum of Maine - Exhibits. Toddler Park, Cave & Farm, Interactive Science Exhibits, Space Shuttle, Camera-Obscura-Theater. Fun for all ages. (207) 828-1234. . https://www.kitetails.org/

Victoria Mansion - One of America's most significant Victorian homes. All interiors are original and quite spectacular. Portland. (207) 772-4841 https://victoriamansion.org/

Wadsworth-Longfellow House - Boyhood home of 19th Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (207) 774-1822 https://www.mainehistory.org/house_overview.shtml

The Arts District – Portland's cultural community along Congress Street (207) 772-6828 https://www.portlandmaine.com/explore-downtown/downtown-neighborhoods/


KENNEBUNKS (Museums, Historical Societies)

Brick Store Museum - Ship Models, Historic Displays, Rare Antiques, Paintings, Decorative Arts (207) 985-4802 http://www.brickstoremuseum.org/

Kennebunkport Historical Society - 967-8181 https://kporths.com/
First Families Museum White Columns - Greek Revival House Kennebunkport, (207) 967-2751 https://kporths.com/first-families-museum/

Intown Trolley, Guided Tours of the Kennebunks (207) 967-3686
Seashore Trolley Museum – Largest collection of trolley cars in the world. Countryside rides on historic rides. Kennebunkport (207) 967-2800


FITNESS CENTERS

Snap Fitness- 8 Heath St. (207) 934- 6136
Saco Sport & Fitness - 329 North Street, Saco (207) 284-5953

Evolution Athletix- 4 Cascade Rd., Saco (207) 494-8774

Salt Pump Rock Climbing- 36 Hagis Parkway, Scarborough (207) 219-8145

MICRO BREWERIES


D.L Geary Brewing Co Inc. - 38 Evergreen Drive, Portland, 878-2337 https://www.gearybrewing.com/

Shipyard Brewing Co. - 86 Newbury St, Portland, (207) 273-9253 https://shipyard.com/

Portland Maine Brewery Map http://mainer.co/portland-maine-brewery-map/



SPORTING EVENTS

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway - Auto racing - Holmes Road, Scarborough, ME 885-0111
Mariners of Maine- Ice Hockey- New York Rangers Affiliate plays at Cross Insurance Arena, Portland https://marinersofmaine.com/

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball – Minor League Baseball Team for the Boston Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, (207) 874-9300

Scarborough Downs - Seasonal harness racing in Scarborough, ME (207) 883-4331
Old Orchard Beach Ballpark- Southern Maine Waves and Coastal NE Baseball League


DRIVING RANGES - GOLF

Dunegrass Country Club Driving Range -Full practice hole, lessons available, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029 or 934-4513 https://dunegrass.com/


GOLF COURSES

With over ten 18-hole golf courses within 30 minutes of the famous Pier, Old Orchard Beach makes a great golf destination.

Biddeford & Saco Country Club - 18 holes, 6,300 yd. Par 70, 101 Old Orchard Road, Saco, 282-9892

Dunegrass Golf Club - 18 holes, 6,508 yd., par 71, 200 Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 934-4513. Get on Portland Ave. Go 2 miles and look for sign in left. Follow signs to clubhouse. https://dunegrass.com/

Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park – 9-hole Championship and separate 9-hole par 3 course. Driving range. Plus mini-golf, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook. 854-9463

Sunset Ridge Golf Course- Westbrook (207) 854-9463

None-Such River – 304 Gorham Road, Scarborough (207) 883-0007

Prouts Neck Country Club- 499 Black Point Rd., Scarborough (207) 883-9851

Riverside - Portland (207) 797-3524, 18 Hole Course
Cape Arundel Golf Course - Kennebunkport, (207) 967-3494, 18 Hole Course.

Dutch Elm Golf Course - Brimstone Road, Arundel, 282-9850, 18 Hole Course.

Webhannet Golf Club - (Semi-Private) Kennebunk, 967-3951, 18 Hole Course.

Pleasant Hill Golf Course - Country Club Road, Sanford, 324-5462, 18 Hole Course.

Cape Neddick - Shore Road, Cape Neddick, 361-2011, 18 Hole Course.

The Ledges - Ledges Drive, York, 351-2727, 18 Hole Course.


AREA CHURCHES

United Methodist - Washington & Fountain Aves., Old Orchard Beach. (207) 934-5553

Salvation Army Citadel - Church St., Old Orchard Beach. (207) 934-4381.

Blue Point Congregational Church - Pine Point Road, Scarborough (207) 883-6540.

Congregation Beth Israel - East Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach. (207) 934-2973

St. Margaret's Catholic Chapel - Saco Ave. Old Orchard Beach (207) 282-3321
Ocean Park Temple - Temple Ave., Ocean Park. (207) 934-9068



HOSPITALS and WALK-IN CLINICS

Southern Maine Healthcare, Biddeford

Maine Medical Center – 22 Bramhall St. Portland

Northern Light Mercy Hospital – State St. Portland

Southern Maine SMHC Walk-in 655 Main St 207-294-5600

Seaside Family Health Care 77 Saco, Old Orchard Beach (207) 937-8254

Old Orchard Beach Family Dentistry 155 Saco Ave (207) 934-4132




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