Freeport is a historic coastal Maine village with over 170 retailers, upscale outlets, designer shops, eclectic boutiques, charming B&B’s, hotels, fantastic restaurants & casual cafes. It’s also home to world-famous L.L.Bean.
L.L.Bean started in Freeport in 1912 with 100 pairs of boots. By 1982 the store’s immense popularity with shoppers inspired more than 130 brand name outlet stores, boutiques, specialty stores, fabulous restaurants and gift shops to open their businesses in Freeport.
Today Freeport is a tourist destination with more than 3.5 million visitors annually. Adding to your shopping experience are open air concerts series, talks with tips on outdoor activities, art festivals and street performers.
A short distance from the thriving downtown you can find the amazing Desert of Maine with natural 70-foot sand dunes; Winslow Memorial Park with a beach, boat landing, playground and campsites; the Audubon Society’s Mast Landing Sanctuary with day camp and trails through woods and fields and Wolfe’s Neck Start Park offering 233 acres to explore.
While you’re here make time to visit South Freeport (or as the locals like to say: So.Free.Me) and one of Maine’s best family-owned seafood restaurants, Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company, where they serve seafood fresh off the boat!