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Main Street, Saco on a sunny morning.

Main Street, Saco on a sunny morning.

Brent Danley

The View from the Cavalli Beach House, Biddeford Pool

The View from the Cavalli Beach House, Biddeford Pool

Photo by Brian Vanden Brink, from At Home By the Sea

The Saco River, Saco, and Biddeford, Maine.

The Saco River, Saco, and Biddeford, Maine.

Maine Imaging

Shot of downtown Saco at night.

Shot of downtown Saco at night.

Rob Wright

The Maine Beaches.

Biddeford & Saco

In the twin communities of Biddeford, Maine and Saco, Maine, you can visit miles of riverfront shoreline. Ferry Beach State Park, the Wood Island Lighthouse and the Rachel Carson U.S. Wildlife Preserve, where you can go sightseeing, hiking or bird watching. Ferry Beach does not have a lifeguard.

Water Recreation

You can go kayaking or canoeing to the point where the Saco River meets the sea at Hills Beach-Camp Ellis or ocean kayaking and sailing on Saco Bay. You and your children can also check out Funtown/Splashtown U.S.A., the largest family-themed amusement and water park in northern New England, or Aquaboggan Water Park, Maine’s original water park.

Trails

You can go hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the Saco Bay Trails. You and your family can incorporate Saco Bay Trails’ Great Outdoors Activity Book into the adventure. The book includes information about plants and animals you might encounter on your journey.

Events

In June, you can take part in the festivities of La Kermesse, the four-day Franco-American festival that features a parade, concerts, dances and fireworks. To learn more about the area's history and heritage, you can stop in at the Saco Museum. In the evening, you can head to one of Biddeford/Saco’s restaurants and catch a movie at the Saco Drive-In Theater or Saco Cinemagic/IMAX.

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