Locations & Attractions

Sandy Meadows at Dunegrass is centrally located so you can take advantage of everything from the rugged outdoor charm of coastal Maine to the sophisticated, bustling city life in nearby Portland, Portsmouth, and Boston.

For ocean-lovers, there's Old Orchard Beach – one of the east coast's most famous and favorite resort beaches. Want to do more than stick your toes in the sand? There are sightseeing and whale-watching cruises, deep-sea fishing, ocean kayaking, coastal wildlife refuges and state parks for birding and hiking, as well as charming lighthouses to visit.

Got little ones to entertain? There's plenty to do there, too! From amusement parks and water slides, to kiddy rides and arcades, museums, music, and more – there's something for children (and adults) of all ages and interests.

Are you a sports fan? That's covered as well – with professional baseball, hockey, auto racing, and harness racing.

In fact there's so much to do, we can't cover it all here so, to start, we invite you to check out the places and events listed below. Click below for details.
Aquaboggan Park
Waterslides, bumper boats, gigantic wave pool, mini golf and more! Route1, Saco. (207) 282-3112.
FuntownFuntown/Splashtown U.S.A.
The home of Excalibur, Maine's only wooden roller coaster ranked one of the top ten in the world. Family amusement and water park was voted one of the cleanest parks in America and offers many rides, slides, pools, giftshops, games, arcades and eating facilities. Open weekends May and Sept. Daily starting early June. FREE PARKING. Ride pass, slide pass or combination pass, group rates. Route 1, Saco, Maine (207) 284-5139
Palace Playland
Palace Playland Maine's premier beachfront amusement park. Giant arcade, Kiddieland. Maine's largest waterslide. Gondola Ferris Wheel and Galaxy Coaster. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fireworks every Thursday night by the Pier, Old Orchard Beach. (207) 934-2001.
Village Park
Games of skill, arcade, kiddie rides and much more. At the entrance to the Pier. (207) 934-7666.
Cape Arundel Cruises
Scenic cruises, deep sea fishing, whale watching. Kennebunkport. (207) 967-5595.
Casco Bay Lines
Year-round narrated cruises on Casco Bay. Daily ferry sevice to 5 Casco Bay Islands. From Casco Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets, Portland. (207) 774-7871, FAX: (207) 774-7875.
First Chance Whale Watches
4 Western Ave (at bridge), Kennebunk, ME 04043. (207) 967-5507.
Saco Bay Sailing
Recreational and sailing excursions in Camp Ellis. 14 Beach Avenue, Saco, ME 04072. (207) 283-1624.
Second Chance Scenic Lobster Cruise
4 Western Ave (at bridge), Kennebunk, ME 04043. (207) 967-5507.
Scotia Prince
Cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Cabins, entertainment, casino. 1-800-341-7540.
Shy-Ann Deep Sea Fishing
28 Snow Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-4691.
Theatre Cruise
Chilling and unusual sunset Theatre Cruise along Maine's mysterious rockbound coast. True tales of intrigue and horror from our maritime past and present. Ghost ships, cannibalism and more. Every evening June - October (weather permitting). Kennebunkport Harbor. (207) 641-2313.
Trina Lyn Fishing Charter
Private custom fishing for up to 4 people leaving from Camp Ellis by reservation. 1998-22' custom built center console. P.O. Box 431, Camp Ellis, Saco (207) 284-2352/cell phone (207) 283-2352.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Auto racing every Saturday night. Holmes Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-5227.
Portland Pirates Hockey
AHL affiliate of NHL Washington Capitals. 1994 Calder Cup Champions. Play in Cumberland County Civic Center. Regular Season: October to early April. Tickets $6-$14 with senior, child, and group discounts available. (207) 838-4665.
Portland Sea Dogs Baseball
AA Farm Team for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, from April 18 through September 5. Tickets $4 and $6, with senior, child, and group discounts available. (207) 874-9300.
Scarborough Downs
Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1, Scarborough. (207) 883-4331.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
58 Fore St., Portland. (207) 828-0814.
Seashore Trolley Museum
Largest collection of trolley cars in the United States. Workshop, shows on premises, countryside trolley rides for visitors. Off Rt. 1, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. (207) 967-2800.
Smiling Hill Farm
Extensive visitor-friendly working animal farm. Animal petting encouraged. Pony and carriage rides, playground. X-C skiing in winter. They make their own ice cream. (207) 775-4818.
Vacationland Bowling Center
Rt 1, Saco. (207) 284-7386.
Ferry Beach State Park
117 acres of beach and nature trails. Off Route 9 in Saco. (207) 283-0067.
Gilsland Farm
Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails, field trips and a gift shop. North of Portland in Falmouth off Route 1. (207) 781-2330.
Portland Headlight & Museum
Maine's oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by George Washington in 1791. Adjacent to Fort Williams Park. Large grounds with picnic facilities and museum on the premises. 1000 Shore Rd. (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. (207) 799-2661.
Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge
Open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours. Rt. 1 to Wells, East on Rt. 9. (207) 646-1555.
Scarborough Marsh Nature Center
Maine's largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Abundant and unexpected wildlife sightings. Nature center offers slide shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. (207) 883-5100.
Two Lights State Park
Two lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. Off Rt. 77 in Cape Elizabeth.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands. Open year round. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. (207) 646-1555.
Children's Museum of Maine
Expanded exhibits. Toddler Park, Cave & Farm, Interactive Science Exhibits, Space Shuttle, Camera Obscure a, Theater. Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street, Portland. (207) 828-1234.
City Theater
Theatrical productions. 205 Main Street, Biddeford. (207) 282-0849.
Maine Maritime Museum
Historic shipyard site and maritime history building on Kennebec River. 243 Washington St., Bath. (207) 443-1316.
Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
Features historical memorabilia on the Old Orchard Beach area since the 17th Century. Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach. 934-9319. Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Sq., Portland. (207) 773-2787.
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Concerts year round. Special events. 30 Myrtle St., Portland. (207) 773-8191.
Southworth Planetarium
Shows for children and adults including laser concerts. Off I-295 Forest Ave. North to 96 Falmouth St., University of Southern Maine's Science Building. (207) 780-4249.
Victoria Mansion
One of America's most significant Victorian homes. All interiors are original and quite spectacular. 109 Danforth St., Portland. (207) 772-4841.
Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Boyhood home of the famed 19th Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Seasonal. 485 Congress St., Portland. (207) 774-1822.
Willowbrook at New field
Restored 19th Century Village with 36 buildings and 11,000 artifacts including 1894 carousel. Off Rt. 11 on Main St., Newfield. (207) 793-2784.
York Institute Museum
Paintings, decorative art, tools, period furniture, etc. from 18th century to present. 371 Main St., Saco. (207) 282-3031.
The Maine Mall
Over 100 stores including restaurants, theaters and more. 364 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland. (207) 774-0303.
The Old Port
Portland's Historic District offering over 158 shops, 65 restaurants, 28 galleries, and numerous pubs. 400 Congress St., Portland. (207) 772-6828.
L.L. Bean
World famous and open 24 hours 365 days per year 40 minutes north in Freeport. Freeport also offers over 100 outlet stores. (207) 865-1212.
Kittery Outlets
Just 45 minutes south of Old Orchard Beach offers over 120 outlets and the Kittery Trading Post with savings of 20-70% daily. This shopping mecca is often referred to as America's Maine Street for Outlet Shopping. Kittery. 1-888-KITTERY.
Saco Valley Shopping Center
12 stores, 2 banks and a restaurant. Free parking. Just off Route 1, Saco.
Biddeford & Saco Country Club
18 holes, 6300 yd. Par 70, 101 Old Orchard Rd., Saco. (207) 282-5883.
Dunegrass Golf Club
18 holes, 6508 yd., par 71, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029. e-mail: dunegrassgolf@customnet.com
Old Orchard Beach Country Club
9 holes, 3000 yd., par 35, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029. e-mail: dunegrassgolf@customnet.com
Willowdale Golf Club
18 Holes, 5980 yd., Par 70, off Rt. 1, Scarborough. (207) 883-9351.
Cascade Golf Range
Golf driving range and mini golf. Your swing on video tape to improve your game. 5 minutes to the beach at 955 Portland Rd., US Route 1, Saco, (207) 282-3524.
Dunegrass Country Club Driving Range
Full practice hole, lessons available, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029 or (207) 934-4513. e-mail dunegrassgolf@customnet.com
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
36 holes of championship mini golf within an easy walk of Town Square and the beach. 70 First St., Old Orchard Beach, (207) 934-5086.
Westerly Winds
Golf driving range, mini golf, batting cages. 853 Cumberland St., Westbrook. (207) 854-5139.
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