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Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park

Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park

There is Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park in South Berwick, and there is Vaughan Woods of Hallowell. Both historic sites, however, two different locations separated by 100 miles via car, not as the crow flies. The location in Hallowell has been on our ‘must visit’ list for a couple years. It’s been nicknamed “Hobbitland” because locals view it as a Shire. The main attraction appears to be an incredible stone walking bridge. This Vaughan Woods is actually closer to our…

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Bradbury Mountain State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park

Raise your hand if you knew Bradbury Mountain State Park had a campground. If you’re raising your hand, you knew more than us. If you didn’t, it’s tucked away in the woods across the street from the park entrance. Until we started researching state parks, we had no idea it existed. Talk about a perfect example of not knowing exactly what’s in your own backyard. Bradbury Mountain State Park is 20 minutes from our house in Portland and like most…

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Crescent Beach State Park

Crescent Beach State Park

Crescent Beach State Park has been our go-to spot on a warm summer’s day for many years now, so it was comical to think we had to visit this state park as a family to cross it off our list. We decided to treat it like we have always treated beach days. We watched the weather forecast all week and chose the better of the two weekend days. This is one of the many benefits of living so close to…

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Two Lights State Park

Two Lights State Park

We had a free Saturday during the first weekend in June, so we decided to visit another state park. Between lots of travel at the end of May and our first big camping trip in late June, we decided to visit a park in Southern Maine. Due to a rainy weather forecast we decided to visit Two Lights State Park because it is close to our home. On our way to the park, we made a stop at Scratch Bakery…

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Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

As most of you know, life with a new baby can be busy. With work, family visits and everyday responsibilities, there has been little time to get away. Last weekend, we had some time to get out and visit a state park, but of course our trusted meteorologists were predicting rain during our few free hours. The plan was to wake up Saturday morning and decide whether to go or not. With no rain in sight, we had decided that…

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