Destination guide

Historic taverns, outlet shopping, and state parks

Freeport is nestled along the coast of Casco Bay in Maine, just north of Portland. It's perhaps best known for its many outlet stores including L.L. Bean, an outdoor clothing retailer founded in 1912 which keeps its doors open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just a few minutes from the town center is the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, home to a variety of lush wildlife habitats including a salt marsh estuary and pine forests. You can also visit the historic Jameson Tavern, built during the revolutionary war period in the late 18th century.

Things to do

See the Desert of Maine

Besides outlet shipping, there are many things to keep you busy in town. From your Freeport vacation rental, you can venture out to the Desert of Maine, a natural and surreal phenomenon of exposed glacial silt created after overgrazing and lack of crop rotation during the 19th century. At the attraction, you can visit the sand and farm museum. The nearby Blueberry Pond Observatory offers nightly guided tours giving visitors the opportunity to use the powerful telescope which points up at the Orion Nebula, Milky Way, and the Andromeda galaxy.

Activities

Outdoorsy exploits in Freeport

Using a Freeport vacation rental as a base, you can get stuck into all kinds of outdoor activities near the picturesque harbor town. In the Bradbury Mountain State Park, you can spend a day hiking or mountain biking along the winding trails, stopping for picnics in the scenic woodlands. In the winter, the park gets covered in glistening powdery snow and can be explored on snowmobiles or with snow shoes. If you enjoy fishing, you can cast your line into the rivers around Freeport. Alternatively, glide across Casco Bay on paddle boards or sea kayaks.

Weather

A year-round destination

The town is a year-round destination with Freeport vacation rentals available throughout each season. For Maine, it has a relatively mild climate. Spring is characterized by warm and sunny days best spent hiking in the two nearby state parks or along the coast. The temperature soars during the summer, but the sea breeze cools down visitors and opens up opportunities for water sports in the bay. The heat begins to subside throughout fall before the landscape is carpeted with a blanket of snow during the winter months.

Natural features

Observe majestic nesting ospreys

Nearby, the sprawling Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park has a variety of ecosystems including a rocky coastline, salt marsh estuary, and dense, atmospheric forests. During spring, the meadows and woods are awash with pretty mayflowers and lady slippers. It's easily accessible from your Freeport vacation rental and the park runs guided tours throughout the year. One of the biggest draws is the opportunity to see majestic ospreys nesting on Googins Island overlooking the White Pines Trail. Just remember to bring your binoculars.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Freeport

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), located 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal), which is 16.1 mi (25.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Freeport Station.

Where to stay around Freeport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 836 vacation rentals near Freeport. From 427 Houses to 198 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Freeport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Freeport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Freeport:

  • Peaks Island: 85 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough: 750 vacation rentals
  • Bailey Island: 149 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Portland: 92 vacation rentals
  • Yarmouth: 815 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Freeport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Freeport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wolfe's Neck Farm: 895 vacation rentals
  • Theater of Awesome: 913 vacation rentals
  • Wolfe's Neck State Park: 902 vacation rentals
  • LL Bean Flagship Store: 910 vacation rentals
  • Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections: 923 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Freeport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Freeport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 427 Houses in Freeport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Freeport include:

  • Cottages: 198 rentals available
  • Cabins: 198 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 198 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Freeport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 33 vacation rentals with pool available in Freeport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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