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Bradbury Mountain State Park- Bradbury Mountain State Park offers 440 acres of recreation enjoyment. A picnic area and shelter, playground, ball field, hiking and cross-country ski trails and 41 campsites can be found amongst a great diversity of plant and animal life.
Crescent Beach State Park- Crescent Beach State Park is a day use park offering a sandy beach, picnic area with tables and grills, a playground, snack bar and bathhouse.
Eagle Island State Historic Site- Eagle Island was the summer home of North Pole explorer, Admiral Robert E. Peary. The island is equipped with a pier which makes visitation possible throughout the summer for picnickers, nature enthusiasts and history buffs.
Mackworth Island Public Reserved Land- Mackworth Island is located in Falmouth and offers a path around the hundred-acre island, scenic views of Casco Bay and access to the pocket beaches. A guide book is available to help visitors appreciate the island's natural and cultural history.
Pineland Public Reserved Land- Pineland is a 1,200 acre unit in Cumberland County with a pastoral landscape of fields and forest. Hikers and skiers enjoy a three-mile network of trails that start at a small parking area on the Gray Depot Road.
Two Lights State Park- Two Lights State Park sits on a small peninsula encompassing 40 acres of rocky headland. The park offers a marvelous view of Casco Bay. Visitors enjoy viewing the remnants of a World War II coastal defense installation.
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park- Dedicated to nature appreciation, the 250-acre park provides interpretive signs on trails and guided programs for groups and the general public.

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Fresh Water Pond, Two Lights State Park
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Fresh Water Pond, Two Lights State Park
Description - One of the most populated areas of the state, Portland offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities. Visiting historic villages or canoeing on placid blueways, this region offers a diverse menu for the vacationer. State parks and wildlife refuges in the region are home to hundreds of species of birds, animals, reptiles and amphibians.

Attractions - The Greater Portland and Casco Bay Region is one of the mostly densely populated areas of the state. Located in the southern area of Maine, year-round temperatures offer year-round vacationing. The beautiful coastline offers both rock laden beaches and sandy sun drenched beaches. Easy access to the water provides year-round sailing opportunities along with year-round fishing opportunities.

Recreation - One of the most populated areas of the state, Portland offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities. Several state parks are within the region. One of the most impressive is Two Lights State Park. It is a day use park offering hidden picnic sites along a fabulous and interesting rock cliff shore. Other state parks in the area such as Crescent Beach and Scarborough offer a quiet get away with beautiful views of the North Atlantic and the working fleet of lobster boats.

Climate - The Greater Portland and Casco Bay Region sees daytime winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summers are pleasant and rarely experience hot days. The visitor can expect daytime temperatures to range above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 20 Celsius). The region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) each year. Summer rainfall averages 3 - 4 inches per month.

Location - Located immediately above the gateway to Maine, resting on the rocky coast, is the Greater Portland and Casco Bay Region. The area has the smallest geographic land mass but houses a majority of the state's population.


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Maine Travel Regions - Maine has eight different travel regions each offering unique outdoor recreation for the sports enthusiast.

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Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland - Local Interests
Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce - Local Interests

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