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Desert of Maine

95 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME 04032-6257
+1 207-865-6962
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This is a great place to Camp or visit!

This is a great Campground and it really is a desert in Maine formed by the melting glaciers from... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Emilie E
Tourists beware!!

Stay away! My mother and I got a very unwelcome by the owner. I didn’t realize this place was... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
jcl8989
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Stayner, Canada
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Take a narrated-coach tour, walking tour or nature hike through Maine's 40-acres of desert sand dunes, which were formed from a glacial outwash during the Ice Age.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“tram tour” (9 reviews)
“sand dunes” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
95 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME 04032-6257
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+1 207-865-6962
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"gift shop"
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"tram tour"
in 9 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 8 reviews
"butterfly house"
in 7 reviews
"interesting place"
in 8 reviews
"frisbee golf"
in 4 reviews
"open air tram"
in 2 reviews
"farm equipment"
in 2 reviews
"extremely knowledgeable about the history"
in 2 reviews
"great campground"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 2 reviews
"gems"
in 19 reviews
"jeep"
in 15 reviews
"maine"
in 81 reviews
"admission"
in 7 reviews
"geology"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is a great Campground and it really is a desert in Maine formed by the melting glaciers from long ago.

Thank Emilie E
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Stay away! My mother and I got a very unwelcome by the owner. I didn’t realize this place was privately owned. I really thought this was a state park/ public area with no closing time. That day we drove up the coast and on our...More

2  Thank jcl8989
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a very educational place to visit. The guides are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the desert formation and the farm that was once there. Really enjoyed the ride out to the dunes and being able to get out and walk around. After...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The downside was several people had called out and one tram wasn't working, but luckily for us a couple more workers showed up. We have mobility issues and would have needed to walk the area ourselves (sand and I don't get along). The worst part...More

Thank shamrockri1
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were so amazed of the desert in Maine. Very beautiful quiet breath taking area. We had no idea of this history in Maine. We really enjoyed learning about it and seeing this. So glad we did it.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a very interesting place to stop while in Freeport. It's a real commentary on ecology and geology! Our tram driver/tour guide was amazing! An off the beaten path stop.

Thank CarrieJoie
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Our first time here and were pleasantly surprised......a real desert in Maine. The tour is most interesting and has lots of history within. Like any desert, it changes yearly due to the winds . Not so sure about the "gem field" but is nice for...More

Thank BARRY C
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Excellent learning experience for children (our granddaughters were 8). Knowledgeable tour guide. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Fun "tram" type of tour through the only desert on the east coast of the US. Some walking, but easy to do. If you are not up to that, you can stay on the tram. Not wheelchair accessible. Clean bathrooms. We had Tim as our...More

Thank Travel02886
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is awesome. You can tour a barn and see things like a DDT sprayer and a container used to carry all types of liquids. The tour of the desert is super great. The narration - including highlighting a movie called "Dirt" - really added...More

1  Thank MLB768
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WaltDizzney
11 October 2017|
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Response from sea_compgeek | Reviewed this property |
No Jeep or ATV trails, only some walking trails you can choose to walk after the tour if you choose.
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JohnaArmistead
10 May 2016|
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Response from cprbartonct | Reviewed this property |
Can't be sure, but certainly not loose.
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