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.
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.
You can go hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the Saco Bay Trails. Whatever mode you choose, you’ll enjoy a stunning stretch of oceanfront beach, a network of foot trails and a diverse ecology, including the rare tupelo trees of Tupelo Swamp.
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.