Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Before you start the Maine State Parks GeoTour, pick up a Maine State Parks Passport at a Maine State Park or Historic Site - available during the summer season. At each official Maine State Park geocache, stamp your passport with the geocache stamp.
Begin by taking the White Pines Trail, one of the state’s only wheelchair-accessible nature trails, across the field, starting at the trailhead by the water bubbler. Bear right once you reach the main part of the trail and follow it to the osprey viewing area across from Googins Island. Take a moment to enjoy the view of the island, look for the osprey nest and ospreys, and read more about these magnificent birds. Follow the rock steps down the start of the Casco Bay Trail to the shore and remember to check for trolls!
After you find the cache, we invite you to check out a guided nature program (call the park or check out our website for more info), take a self-guided nature walk using our informational panels, or have a picnic at one of our many picnic sites or even on the rocks by the shore.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is just 4.5 miles from U.S. Route 1 and Freeport’s bustling shopping district. The park’s signature residents are the ospreys who nest on nearby Googins Island. The park contains varied ecosystems, including pine and hemlock forests, a salt-marsh estuary, the rocky shorelines on Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. Telephone: (207) 865-4465
Maine State Parks Geo Tour
Those willing to take exploring Maine State Parks to a higher level are invited to participate in the Maine State Parks Geo Tour! With eight geocaches to find, you have “Another Way to Play at Maine State Parks & Historic Sites!”
HOW TO PLAY:
- Obtain a Maine State Parks Passport from any Maine state park or historic site (or use your existing passport).
- Using the coordinates, find as many Maine state parks geocaches (during normal park hours of 9 a.m. to sunset and between mid-May and Sept.) as you can! The hidden, water-tight containers will be clearly marked as official Maine State Parks Geocaches.
Hint: caches are only located at the following Maine State Parks:
- Sign the logbook inside each container, and stamp your passport with the unique stamp from that park’s geocache.
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