A Tour of Wolfe’s Neck Farm and State Park

Wolfe’s Neck is a finger of land located between Freeport and Brunswick Maine. This peninsula jets into Casco bay and boasts some wonderful farmland Wolfe's Neck State Parkand rocky coastline.

The land was named after the Wolfe family that settled the land in the 1700s. The farm is used to raise animals and fresh garden vegetables for purchase by the public. The farm also holds summer family barnyard programs for kids to learn the important need of fresh locally grown and harvested products, as well the care of the land we call home. You can buy Locally Grown Foodthe locally harvested products on the farm at their small stand. There is a Campground for folks that want to spend some time here in this beautiful part of Maine. You can rent Kayaks, canoe and bikes. There is a snack shack  with some awesome food. We had the pizza, hot dogs and French fries and their chocolate shake which was really good. There are many walking trails along the farm property to enjoy nature and get the feel of the farm land.

After our meal we set our sights on the state park which is just down the road. the cost is $3 per person to enter. The attendant was very helpful in getting us Walking Trailstarted in the right direction. It was a hot day and we wanted a short walk down to the water to catch the ocean breeze.

We parked the car and started our walk. The canopy of the woods kept us somewhat protected from the blaze of the sun and the rich green forest floor was stunningly beautiful. The walk down to the water was quick and down hill, just what we were looking for. The forest gave way to Casco Bay and the ocean breeze felt so good. The beach was very inviting and we started to explore the seaweed and the Sea Lifelife that might be hiding under the wet ocean plants. A young couple brought to our attention some jelly fish that were landing on the beach. some were clear as a looking-glass and others were brightly colored, purple, blue and red.

The views were breathtaking and the we strolled along the beach for a short time enjoying what we saw. the rock formations were very interesting in the way thatRock Formation they all fell in line as if someone had placed them in the same direction. Layering then neatly one over the other to create the stack of cards look.

Then we turned our attention to a sharp screech that came from over our heads. As we looked up we noticed a osprey diving towards the water and striking it head first. Then up it came with a fish of some sort in its claws. The Bird of Preyosprey flew over our head for some time clutching its meal and was joined be two others that seemed to be rejoicing at the fine catch it had made. All of a sudden the bird of prey veered to the South to a small island just off shore. At the highest point of the island was a tall spruce tree that had a nest located at the very top. Out from the middle of the nest came a smaller bird screeching at the top of its lungs. The bigger bird Osprey Nestlanded for a moment and fed the smaller bird and back up it flew and began its search for more food, circling over our heads again.

After this wonderful show we moved on up the trails away from the beach and started to walk along the trail that weaves along the shore. The trails are all well-groomed with wonderful view both of the water and the rich foliage of the forest. There are many trails that intersect one another and all seemed well-kept.

We walked up toward the direction of where we had parked our car and on our Picnic Areaway there we came up t0 some nice shaded picnic tables with metal fire pits for those folks that wish to have a nice meal. We noticed that they also allow clamming at times on the flats below. So you could dig up your meal and cook it right there. How awesome is that?

We made our way past the ferns and red squirrels and got back to the car. Refreshed by our experience and our new appreciation of this wonderful part of the world we live in.

If you are ever in the Mid Coast area I would highly recommend visiting Wolfe’s Neck. A Gem of the Maine Mid Coast.

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