World renowned as the capital of lobster, lighthouses, wild blueberries, and balsam, over 40 million people visit Maine each year. From its rocky coastline to its lakes and mountains, opportunities for outdoor activities are plentiful and crowd-free.
Battle of machias
Also known as The Battle of The Margaretta, took place June 11-12, 1775, twelve miles from Flagpole of Freedom Park. Widely regarded as the first naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War, townsfolk captured, hid, and kept the British armed sloop, The Margaretta.
Scenic Byway & Bikeway
The 147 mile Bold Coast National Scenic Byway is one of Maine’s premier attractions, offering coastal scenery and cultural experiences unlike any other on the East Coast. The 211 mile Scenic Bikeway takes a more rural route of the coast, offering a world-class cycling experience.
LIGHTHOUSE CAPITAL OF THE EAST COAST
There are 65 lighthouses along Maine’s rugged coast, some of which are open to the public, and even available for overnight stays, including Little River Light, 20 miles from Flagpole of Freedom Park.
ACADIA & BAR HARBOR
Acadia National Park, one of Maine’s stunning natural treasures, features woodlands, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Both Acadia & historic Bar Harbor are less than an hour’s drive from Flagpole of Freedom Park.
Where in Maine?
Freedom Park is located in DownEast Maine along the scenic Bold Coast, about an hour from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.