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Freeport is located along the shores of Casco Bay, approximately 20 minutes north of Portland. It is renowned for its outlet shopping and is the home of the world famous L.L.Bean Flagship Store. You can also find many locally owned shops and boutiques throughout the historic and picturesque village that offer Maine-made items.

History

You can visit Jameson Tavern, built in 1779, as well as several of the town’s original schools, homes and churches. The Freeport Historical Society offers walking tours, exhibits, and demonstrations of Freeport's past, as well as many events; a vintage baseball game, a barn and quilt's tour, and more.

Recreation

There are many activities to be had besides shopping in Freeport. The coast at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, provides ample bird watching, and ocean trails. You can also see the "Desert of Maine"—the desert was once a fertile farm, but overproduction caused the topsoil to give way to sand. The L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools provide affordable adventures all year round such as, kayaking, canoeing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing. Freeport hosts an array of events throughout the year that offer something for everyone. Foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, fans of local art and music, serious bargain hunters and more will find their favorite new event in Freeport.

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