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206 East Grand Ave
Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Things to Do in Southern Maine
seven-mile long stretch of wide sandy beach is understandably
the major attraction. But when visiting Old Orchard Beach there
is a full range of things available to see and do in and around
the Old Orchard Beach area.
Palace Playland - Maine's premier beachfront amusement
park. Great Children's Section. Giant arcade, beautiful carousel, Kiddieland. Gondola
Ferris Wheel and Galaxy Coaster. Open Memorial Day to Labor
Day. Fireworks every Thursday night by the Pier, Old Orchard
Funtown/Splashtown U.S.A. – Family amusement and
waterpark. Home of Excalibur, Maine's only wooden roller
coaster ranked one of the top ten in the world. 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.
Unlimited ride pass, slide pass or combination pass, group
rates. Route 1, Saco, 284-5139.
Aquaboggan Park - Waterslides, bumper boats, gigantic
wave pool, mini golf and more! Route 1, Saco. 282-3112.
York’s Wild Kingdom - Zoo and theme park, Rt 1 York,
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf - 36 holes of championship
mini golf within walking distance of the beach. 70 First St.,
Old Orchard Beach, 934-5086.
Schooners Mini-Golf - 58 Ocean Park Road, Saco, 284-6174.
Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park – Miniature
golf, plus driving range, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis,
basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook.
RECREATION, LOBSTER BOAT TOURS, WHALE WATCHES, DEEP SEA
FISHING, KAYAKING & MORE
Reel Sport Fishing Charters - 21 Snow Road,
Fishing Charter - Private sport fishing charters within
five minutes of Old Orchard Beach for up to four people. P.O.
Box 431, Camp Ellis, Saco, 284-2352/cell phone 283-2352.
Steve Brettell - Fish stripers in the ocean of
Kennebunkport with a licensed Coast Guard Captain. 336 Guinea
Road, Biddeford, 283-4129
Saco Bay Sailing - Recreational and sailing excursions
from Camp Ellis. 14 Beach Ave, Saco, 283-1624
Canoe Trips - Scarborough Marsh Nature Center - Maine's
largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Abundant and
unexpected wildlife sightings. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 883-5100
Bare Knee Point Kayak – Kayaking Rentals,
Scenic River Cruises, 45 Camp Ellis Ave, Saco, ME
Saco Day Sails - 6 passenger boat.
Departs Camp Ellis Wharf. Call for reservations.
Bay View Cruises – 66’ 117 passenger boat with scheduled
cruises. 184 Commercial St, Portland, 761-0496
Casco Bay Lines - Year-round narrated cruises on Casco
Bay. Daily ferry service to five Casco Bay Islands. From Casco
Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets,
Coast Watch & Guiding Light Navigation – Daily cruises
to Eagle Island, 170 Commercial St, Portland, 774-6498
Lucky Catch Lobstering – Experience lobstering first
hand. 170 Commercial St, Portland, 233-2026
Port Mariner Fleet – Scenic Cruises, Whale Watches, Deep
Sea Fishing. Long Wharf, Commercial St. Portland, 775-0727
Maine Island Kayak Co. – ½ day to 7 day trips. Peaks
Whale Watch – Guaranteed Sightings. Two trips daily in
July and August (approx 4 hours each). Just South of the
Kennebunkport Bridge (Rt 9) behind Mobil/Big Apple Station,
Kennebunk Lower Village, Free Parking. 967-5507,
Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise - 1 ½ hour scenic lobster
cruise, Harbor seals, Walkers Point, lobster catches. 967-5507
(same as location as First Chance)
Eleanor Schooner - Sailing Trips - Arundel Wharf, Ocean
Ave Kennebunkport, 967-8809
LIFE REFUGE, STATE PARKS, OUTDOOR WALKS
Ferry Beach State Park - 117 acres of beach and nature
trails. Off Route 9 in Saco. 283-0067.
Scarborough Marsh Nature Center - Maine's largest salt
marsh is best explored by canoe. Guided and self guided canoe
tours. Abundant shorebird sightings. Nature center offers slide
shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 883-5100.
Gilsland Farm - Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails,
field trips and a gift shop. North of Portland in Falmouth off
Route 1. 781-2330.
Wildlife Park – Moose, Bear, Deer, Cougars, Eagles and
more. Nature Trail and Displays. Rt 26, 56 Game Farm Road,
Wells National Estuarine 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 spectacular
marsh walkways and trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands.
Open year round. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. 646-1555,
Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve, Open sunrise to sunset
for bird watching and self-guided tours. Rt 9 Kennebunk/Wells
Town line. 646-1555.
Marginal Way Scenic Walk - Ogunquit one-mile path along
coast. Ends in Perkins Cove.
Cape Elizabeth Light/Two Lights State Park – Two
lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. Off Rt. 77 in
Cape Elizabeth. Directions: Take Route 1N to traffic light at
Oak Hill (intersection Rt 1N & Rt 207) Take right onto Route
207 (Black Point Road). Follow almost to the end and take a
left onto Route 77. Follow Route 77 to Two Lights road on
Goat Island Lighthouse - Built in 1834. Best viewed from
Cape Porpoise Pier. Follow directions for Wood Island Light but
stay on Route 9 toward Kennebunkport. When you come into Cape
Porpoise, take a left at the Stop Sign where Route 9 makes a
90-degree right hand turn. Drive 1/2 mile to end/Pier and park.
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.
799-2661. Directions – Option One: Follow directions to Cape
Elizabeth Light continuing beyond Two Lights Road on route 77
to Shore Road/Portland Headlight. Option Two: Take Route 1N to
295N to exit 4 (Port/Waterfront) and stay to left. Take
Danforth Street thru 3-4 traffic lights. Take right on State
Street and cross over Casco Bay bridge onto Broadway Street.
Take right at second traffic light (Cottage Road) to Shore
Road. Headlight is on left. On a clear day, you can see six
Wood Island Lighthouse – Take Route 1S to Route 9 (Main
Street/Saco). Go thru downtown area passing over Saco River and
past Saco Island. At bottom of hill past river bear right.
Taking next left onto Route 9 (Hill Street). Take left at first
set of traffic lights (Pool Road/Route 9/Route 208). Follow
Route 208 to end. Take left on Route 208 thru Biddeford Pool
and lighthouse is on right.
ATTRACTIONS, RECREATION, HORSEBACK RIDING, BOWLING & MORE
Ice Arena Open to the Public Friday night 6:30-8:30pm,
283-0615. Get on Route 1 South and drive thru Saco and thru
Biddeford. When you get to Route 9 (at a five way
intersection). Go right on route 9 following signs for I-95. Go
2 miles and Arena is on right, prior to the entrance to I-95
(set back off the road).
Desert of Maine – Natural phenomenon, narrated tours,
nature trails, museum. Open early May to mid October daily. 95
Desert Road, Freeport, 865-6962
Farmers Market - Saco Valley Shopping Center Parking
Lot. Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning in season.
Harris Farm Cross County Ski Center - 40 Km of groomed
X-C trails and Snow shoeing. Rentals and lunch available, ice
skating pond. Maple sugaring in March. 30 minutes from Old
Orchard Beach just off Rt. 35. 252 Buzzell Rd Dayton, 499-2678
Happy Wheels Skate Center - Roller Skating Rink,
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad - Ride along Portland's
waterfront in an historic narrow gauge. Fun for all ages. 58
Fore Street, Portland. 828-0814. Directions – Route 1N to
I-295N to: Take Exit 4 (Port Waterfront Exit). Bear right to 1A
(Truck Route/Waterfront) to stop sign onto Commercial Street.
Follow Commercial Street. Train is near end of street before it
curves away from the water (after DiMillos Restaurant).
Mainely Tours - Daily excursions in Portland! Enjoy a
fully narrated city tour (with a stop at The Lighthouse!), a
90-minute harbor cruise, plus shopping in the Old Port.
Re Salon & Spa – Grand Victorian Shops, Old
Orchard Beach 934-0671
Smiling Hill Farm – X-country skiing and Snowshoeing in
winter. Homemade ice cream. Westbrook, 775-4818
Vacationland Bowling & Recreation Center - Rt 1 Saco,
Balloons Rides - Hot Air Balloon Rides. 17 Freeman St,
Kittery Outlets - Just 50 minutes south of Old Orchard
Beach. 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.”
1-888-KITTERY. Directions – Route 5 to I-195 to I-95S. Pay
turnpike toll booth in York and… Option 1) Take exit 2 By Pass
(Kittery/S.Berwick). Bear right off exit and stay in left lane
following signs for Kittery. When you get to traffic circle go
¾ around and take right onto Route 1N. Bear right onto Route 1N
following signs for Coastal Route to outlets. Option 2)
Immediately after paying toll, take exit 7 (Yorks/Berwick).
Take left off exit and go to traffic light. Take right on to
route 1S. Follow route 1S for 4.5 miles.
- World famous and open 24 hours, 365 days per year. 30 minutes
north in Freeport. Freeport also offers over 100 outlet stores.
865-1212. Freeport Outlet Directions – Route 1N to I-295N. Take
Downtown Freeport Exit and follow signs.
Mall - Over 135 stores including restaurants, theaters
and more. 364 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland. 774-0303.
Directions – Get on Route 1N to I-295N to Maine Mall Road exit
or Route 1N to traffic light at Route 98/1N intersection. Take
left at 2nd set of Lights (Payne Road). Five miles to Maine
The Old Port - Portland's Historic District offers over
158 shops, 65 restaurants, 28 galleries, and numerous pubs. All
located in a charming five block area lined with cobblestone
streets on Portland’s historic waterfront. 400 Congress St.,
Portland. 772-6828. Directions – Route 1N to I-295N to: Option
1: Take Exit 4 (Port Waterfront Exit). Bear right to 1A (Truck
Route/Waterfront) to stop sign onto Commercial Street. Follow
Commercial Street into Old Port. Option 2: Take Exit 7(Franklin
Arterial). Go to your 4th set of traffic lights. Take right
onto Congress Street. Take 3rd left (Exchange Street).
Saco Valley Shopping Center - 12 stores, 2 banks and a
restaurant. Free parking. Just off Route 1, Saco. Rt 5 toward
Interstate I-95 (Exit 5). Take first exit off I-295 onto Route
1 South. Shopping Center is a few hundred yards on right.
Antique Shops and Auctions – All along Rt 1 in
Kennebunk, Wells, Ogunquit, York & Kittery.
Len Libby Candy Shops – 419 US Rt 1, Scarborough
Lighthouse Depot – Largest collection of lighthouse gifts in
the world. Route 1, Wells, 646-0608. Get on Route 1 South thru
Saco, Biddeford and Kennebunk. Depot is on right soon after
crossing into Wells.
Live Bands and Karaoke: Pier Patio Pub,
Mr Goodbars, PICS Pizza and
Fireworks Display by the Pier – Every Thursday at 9:30pm
from late June thru Labor Day.
Weekly Concerts in Town Square – Free Shows by the Pier
every Monday and Tuesday night at 7pm in season.
Salvation Army Pavilion Amphitheater – Outdoor
amphitheater featuring live entertainment throughout the summer
for the entire family. Church Street, P.O. Box 285, Old Orchard
Comedy Connection –America’s top professional stand-up
comedians. 6 Custom House Wharf, In the Old Port. Portland,
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.
Portland Symphony Orchestra - Concerts year round.
Special events. 30 Myrtle St., Portland. 773-8191
Portland Concert Association - Dance, opera, musical
theater, jazz, & more. 1-800-639-2707
Portland Opera Repertory Theatre – Grand Opera in
Portland’s magnificent Merrill Auditorium. 767-0773
Cumberland County Civic Center – Music Concerts,
Sporting Events Etc.
Children’s Theater of Maine - Live theater for adults
and children. 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 874-0371
Portland Public Library - Story telling and
entertainment for children. 5 Monument Sq., Portland. 871-1707
Cinemagic – Twelve-screen, IMAX Theatre stadium seating, digital
stereo theater and arcade. Route 1, Saco, 282-6234
Cines 8 - 5 Points Shopping Center, Rt. 111, Biddeford.
Clark's Pond Cinemas - Maine Mall Area, S. Portland.
Maine Mall Cinema - Maine Mall Rd., S. Portland.
The Temple – A truly unique experience in this
octangular building built in 1881. Temple Ave., Ocean Park
THEATRE & THEATRE
City Theater - Theatrical productions. 205 Main Street,
Arundel Barn Playhouse – Summer Theatre, Just off Route
1, Arundel, Tuesday – Saturdays in Season, 985-5552 Take Route
1 South thru Saco and Biddeford and into Arundel. Go left at
the light (just prior to Blue Moon Diner) - Playhouse will be
200 yards on your left.
Ogunquit Playhouse – Stock Summer Theatre, Rt 1
Ogunquit, 646-5511. Take Route 1 South thru Saco, Biddeford,
Arundel, Kennebunk, Wells and Ogunquit. Playhouse is on left in
Ogunquit just prior to York Town Line.
Saco River Grange – Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Just
off Rt 117. 929-6472
MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
Old Orchard Beach Historical Society - Features
historical memorabilia on the Old Orchard Beach area since the
17th Century. Top of Old Orchard Street, Old Orchard Beach.
Saco Museum - Paintings, decorative art, tools, period
furniture, etc. from 18th century to present. 371 Main St.,
Maine Maritime Museum - Historic shipyard site and
maritime history building on Kennebec River. 243 Washington
St., Bath. 443-1316.
Willowbrook at Newfield - Restored 19th Century Village
with 36 buildings and 11,000 artifacts including 1894 carousel.
Off Rt. 11 on Main St., Newfield. 793-2784.
Portland Museum of Art – Maine’s largest and oldest art
museum. Designed by world renowned I.M. Pei. Features fine and
decorative art from the 18th century to present. 7 Congress St,
Portland Observatory – Not a lighthouse, it is the last
maritime signal tower in the US. Built in 1807 as a
communication tower for the harbor. Guided tours and exhibits.
Children’s Museum of Maine - Exhibits. Toddler Park,
Cave & Farm, Interactive Science Exhibits, Space Shuttle,
Camera-Obscura-Theater. Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street,
Victoria Mansion - One of America's most significant
Victorian homes. All interiors are original and quite
spectacular. 109 Danforth St., Portland. 772-4841.
Wadsworth-Longfellow House - Boyhood home of the famed
19th Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Seasonal. 485
Congress St., Portland. 774-1822.
The Arts District – Portland’s cultural community along
Congress Street – Portland, 772-6828
KENNEBUNKS (Museums, Historical Societies):
Brick Store Museum - Ship Models, Historic Displays,
Rare Antiques, Paintings, Decorative Arts. 117 Main St,
Kennebunk, 985-4802. Route One South. On left in downtown
Walking Tours of the Kennebunkport - 1 hour Historic
walking tours from the Nott House, 967-2513 or 2751
Kennebunkport Historical Society - 135 North St,
Guided Tours of the Kennebunks. Intown Trolley - in season $6
Nott House - Greek Revival House – Open Mid June to
Mid-October, $3, Dock Square, Kennebunkport, 967-2513 or
Seashore Trolley Museum – Largest collection of trolley
cars in the world. Countryside rides on historic rides. Log
Cabin Road - Kennebunkport, 967-2800
Saco Sport & Fitness - 329 North Street, Saco, 284-5953
Body Works Health and Fitness Center - 644 Main St,
Biddeford YMCA Northern York County - Alfred Road (Rt
111), Biddeford, 283-0100
Maine Rock Gym Indoor Climbing Gym – No experience
needed. 127 Marginal Way, Portland, 780-6370
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway - Auto racing every Saturday
night. Holmes Road, Scarborough. 883-5227.
Portland Pirates Hockey - AHL affiliate of NHL
Washington Capitals. Play in Cumberland County Civic Center.
Regular Season: October to early April. 775-3458.
Portland Sea Dogs Baseball - AA Farm Team for the Boston
Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, from late
April through early September. 879-9500.
Scarborough Downs - Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1,
RANGES - GOLF
Dunegrass Country Club Driving Range -Full practice
hole, lessons available, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old
Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029 or 934-4513. (see directions under
Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park - Driving
range. Plus mini-golf, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis,
basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook.
D.L Geary Brewing Co Inc. - 38 Evergreen Drive,
Jacks Brew Pub - Shipyard Ale, - Lower Village - Kennebunk, 967-4322
Shipyard Brewing Co. - 86 Newbury St, Portland, 761-0807
Stone Coast Brewing Co. - 74 York St, Gorhams Corner,
Sebago Brewing Company Restaurant - Near Maine
Mall. 201 Southborough Drive, Scarborough, ME 207-874-2337
With over ten 18-hole golf courses within 30 minutes of the
famous Pier, Old Orchard Beach makes a great golf holiday.
Biddeford & Saco Country Club - 18 holes, 6,300 yd. Par
70, 101 Old Orchard Road, Saco, 282-5883. Saco Ave toward
Interstate (Exit 5). At 5 corners, just past the Village Inn,
go left on Old Orchard Road. Course is ½ mile on your left.
Dunegrass Golf Club - 18 holes, 6,508 yd., par 71, 200
Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 934-4513. Get
on Portland Ave. Go 2 miles and look for sign in left. Follow
signs to clubhouse.
Old Orchard Beach Country Club - 9 holes, 3,000 yd., par
35, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 934-4513,
800-521-1029. Get on to Portland Ave. Go 2 miles and look for
sign in left. Follow signs to clubhouse.
Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park – 9-hole
Championship and separate 9-hole par 3 course. Driving range.
Plus mini-golf, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis,
basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook.
Willowdale Golf Club - 18 Holes, 5,980 yd., Par 70, off
Rt. 1, Scarborough. 883-9351. Get on Route 1 North. A couple
miles after crossing Scarborough Marsh look for signs on right
side of road. Follow signs to clubhouse.
None-Such River – 304 Gorham Road, Scarborough 883-0007,
18 Hole Course.
Sable Oaks South – 505 Country Club Road, So. Portland
775-6257, 18 Hole Course, across Interstate from Maine Mall.
Riverside - Portland 797-3524, 18 Hole Course.
Val Halla Golf Course – 1 Val Halla Road, Cumberland
Center, 829-2226, 18 Hole Course.
Cape Arundel Golf Course - Kennebunkport, 967-3494, 18
Dutch Elm Golf Course - Brimstone Road, Arundel,
282-9850, 18 Hole Course.
Webhannet Golf Club - Kennebunk, 967-3951, 18 Hole
Pleasant Hill Golf Course - Country Club Road, Sanford,
324-5462, 18 Hole Course.
Cape Neddick - Shore Road, Cape Neddick, 361-2011, 18
The Ledges - Ledges Drive, York, 351-2727, 18 Hole
Sebago Golf Course – Route 302, Casco, 655-2747, 18 Hole Course.
United Methodist - Washington & Fountain Aves., Old
Orchard Beach. 934-5553.
Salvation Army Citadel - Church St., Old Orchard Beach.
Blue Point Congregational Church - Pine Point Road,
Congregation Beth Israel - East Grand Ave., Old Orchard
St. Jude Catholic Chapel - Pine Point Road, Scarborough.
St. Luke's Catholic Chapel - Saco Ave., Old Orchard
St. Margaret's Catholic Chapel - Saco Ave and Old
Orchard Street, Old Orchard Beach 934-2322.
The Temple - Temple Ave., Ocean Park. 934-5034.
Southern Maine Medical Center – Route 5 to I-95 South
(aka Maine Turnpike) to
Exit 32. Go thru toll plaza and take left at light. Hospital is
¼ mile on right.
Maine Medical Center – Get on Portland Ave., which turns
into Cascade Ave. Go right on Route 1 North to I-295N. Take
Exit 5 (Congress St./East Ramp). At third traffic light, take
right onto Bramhall Street. Bear right at fork. Hospital is on
Mercy Hospital – Get on Portland Ave., which turns into
Cascade Ave. Go right on Route 1 North to I-295N. Take Exit 4
(Port/Waterfront). Bear left onto Danforth Street. Take left on
Winter Street. Hospital is on right.