, Maine is a refreshingly beautiful coastal town that has a working harbor, restaurants with great seafood, historical sights and scenic ocean cruises. Located approximately an hour from Boston (by car,) near the Kennebec River and the Atlantic seacoast, Freeport was founded in 1820 and is called “the birthplace of Maine.” As a yachting destination, you will delight in the picturesque Freeport Town Wharf, historic coastal landmarks, island colonies, ocean wildlife and watching lobstermen hauling in their traps. Points of interest in Freeport include the oceanfront Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Winslow Park with a beach on Casco Bay, the Desert Dunes of Maine and the Mast Landing Sanctuary, which is open daily for nature walks and guided tours. Freeport is home to famous L.L. Bean and over 170 upscale outlet shops, eclectic boutiques, casual cafes and fine restaurants. Boating, sailing, canoeing and kayaking are all popular sports in Freeport, and several yacht charters and scenic cruise ships operate from within the city. Narrated Casco Bay Seal and Osprey Watch cruises depart in summertime from the Freeport Town Wharf in South Freeport. Eagle Island Adventure tours take visitors to the museum of famous arctic explorer, Admiral Peary, and the Robert E. Peary State Memorial, which is located in the island park.