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Reid State Park, Georgetown

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Reid State Park is a public recreation area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Georgetown Island, Sagadahoc County, Maine. The 770acre park is noted for its sandy beaches and sand dunes—both rare in the state of Maine—plus its rocky tidepools, salt marshes, and tidal lagoon. The park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
The park lands were donated to the state in 1946 by businessman and philanthropist Walter E. Reid, a native of Georgetown who grew up in a family of modest means and who built an oceanside estate near the grounds of the present-day park.
Ocean swimming is offered at Mile Beach and Half Mile Beach, while warmer waters are found at a tidal inlet, The Lagoon, where the quieter waters tend to be 10 to 15 degrees warmer. The park also has picnicking areas, fishing, and hiking trails. The beaches provide essential nesting areas for endangered least terns and piping plovers. Other wildlife commonly found along the beaches include various shorebirds, eider ducks, clams, and mussels.
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  • We went to Reid State Park on a misty afternoon in July. While we were one of the only ones there, we were able to see the beauty of the park unencumbered by other cars or people. There are two...  more »
  • It always feel strange to rate natural places, like this. I mean, how do you rate the rocky coast? The beach? But…What a gorgeous spot. I grew up in Maine and have visited dozens of times. A few....  more »
  • If close by it is worth a stop. Very beautiful park. On the left is the typical Maine rocky coast. On the right is a huge sand beach. If you plan on swimming beware, the water is always cold in Maine.  more »

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