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Moose Point State Park, Searsport

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Moose Point State Park is a day-use recreation area located in Searsport, Maine, near the Belfast town line. The state park overlooks Penobscot Bay off U.S. Route 1 and features panoramic views, hiking trails, tidal pools, and picnicking facilities.HistoryThe park was first developed as a dairy farm by the Carver family in 1859. At one point, the 186-acre property had a house, barn, two silos, and sixty head of cattle. After most of the buildings burned down in 1927, Clifford Carver and his relatives offered the land to the State of Maine as a park in 1951. It opened in 1963.
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  • We spent several hours there and cooked out and then walked some of the trails. It's a great place to have a picnic with a beautiful view. They also have nice restrooms. The trails are well-marked and...  read more »
  • This is so handy for travelers and locals. The walking path(s) total about a mile and one can walk right along the edge of the ocean. There are lovely granite boulders for resting and there are benche...  read more »
  • I cannot say enough how wonderful it is to drive this state and find so many gems and lotsa history. Yes this is one of the smaller ones but please go and see for yourself and bring the kiddies. 
  • Beautiful location in a quiet area of the coast. Wheelchair accessible with a quick 1.2 mile loop in the park. This loop is very easy walk, I did it in flip-flops. The views are stunning on the loop, well worth the effort. The park worker was very friendly and helpful giving us all the information needed.
  • Small state park. Right off route one. Nice bathrooms.. Great scenery. Well cared for walking path with plenty of benches. Outstanding view. Plenty of picnic tables. Highly recommend it.
  • I love Moose Point State Park! The views of the bay from the trails are just great. You can have a cook out here and the grills are already there for you to use! A few seasons ago there was a pair of nesting Merlins ( a kind of falcon ) in the park and the babies were flying all over the place. It was quite a sight. Although they do not show up that regularly, you can on occasion see seals here too. The park staff are really friendly and helpful and the bathroom facilities are clean and nice. I can't wait to get up to Moose Point State Park!
  • Great walking trails and beautiful views...cooler by the water
  • Great place to hang with the family
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