Reid State Park
Reid State Park

Reid State Park bears the distinct honor as being Maine's first State-owned Saltwater Beach. In 1946, prosperous businessman and Georgetown resident Walter E. Reid donated land to the State of Maine to be preserved forever, and a few years later Reid State Park in Maine became a reality.

Today, thousands of visitors enjoy Reid State Park's long, wide sand beaches like Mile and Half Mile, which are rare in Maine. Enjoyed as a recreational resource, the beaches are also essential nesting areas for endangered least terns and piping plovers and resting and feeding areas for other shorebirds. Rarer than beaches along Maine's coast are large sand dunes, like those at Reid. For a geologic tour of the beaches visit The Geology of Mile and Half Mile Beaches.

From the top of Griffith Head, a rocky headland overlooking the park, visitors can view sweeping seascapes and spot the lighthouses on Seguin Island, The Cuckolds, and Hendricks Head. Visitors can also see several islands, including: Damariscove, a thriving fishing community in Colonial times; Outer Head, protected as a tern sanctuary; and Southport, where noted naturalist Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring.

Click here for more information.

Related Stories
14
You Might Like
Loading...
Events
10/24/20 10/25/20

MCA Guild Fine Craft Show: Brunswick

An annual fine craft show in Brunswick showcasing all local Maine artisans and their trades.

4/17/21

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they...

6/26/21

Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances, have revolutionized the...

7/30/21

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

“Nobody I know — and I mean nobody — has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more...

View All >
Deals
6/9/20 10/31/20

Camden to Rockport Guided E-Bike Tour

This scenic route is a must-do and what better way than with a leisurely guided tour on a deluxe E-Bike. Your scenic ride will take you by Aldermere Farm where you’ll catch a glimpse of the Belted Galloway cows (known to some as the Oreo Cookie Cows) then...

6/9/20 10/31/20

Monhegan Island Adventure

With your insulated backpack in tow, you’ll be taking a picnic lunch, healthy hiking snacks for the afternoon, and blanket as you head out for the day on the Island (also included is a map of Monhegan Island; sunscreen, natural bug repellent, and a...

View All >