Mast Landing

Freeport, Maine

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A hike through an Audubon sanctuary with upland ridges, fields, and a tidal stream. Mast Landing gives visitors a glimpse of what Maine looked like in the past. The word "mast" refers to an industry that once flourished here: mast-making for sailing ships. The many mature oaks produce another kind of mast today: acorns. The trails at Mast Landing provide opportunities to view upland game and birds as well as estuarine wildlife. The trail guide available at the trailhead offers insights on the area's natural history. This hike is highly recommended for families with children. General location: On the outskirts of Freeport in Cumberland County.
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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A hike through an Audubon sanctuary with upland ridges, fields, and a tidal stream. Mast Landing gives visitors a glimpse of what Maine looked like in the past. The word "mast" refers to an industry that once flourished here: mast-making for sailing ships. The many mature oaks produce another kind of mast today: acorns.

The trails at Mast Landing provide opportunities to view upland game and birds as well as estuarine wildlife. The trail guide available at the trailhead offers insights on the area's natural history. This hike is highly recommended for families with children. General location: On the outskirts of Freeport in Cumberland County.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Freeport
Distance: 1.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Maine Audubon Society, (207) 781-2330
Local Maps: DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Mast Landing

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