Maine is home to a beautiful coastline, making it an excellent vacation destination. If you are looking for sandy beaches along the water, we recommend Reid State Park. This beautiful park was donated to the state by Walter E. Reid so that the area could be preserved forever. Reid State Park is one of Maine’s most beloved treasures and it’s well worth a visit.
If you are looking for more ideas for what to do and see during your time in Maine, be sure to request your complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s easily accessible and packed with all of our recommendations for delicious places to eat and exciting adventures to have, like exploring Reid State Park.
What to Do at Reid State Park
Reid State Park has something for everyone and every activity level. There are always new to things discover, and it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! The Reid State Park hours of operation are typically from 9 a.m. until sunset, so you have plenty of time to experience all of these great activities.
Relax on the Sandy Beaches
Reid State Park is the ideal location for relaxation, with two different beaches and sand dunes. Explore the park and see some endangered bird species along the way. Or, set up a couple of chairs on the beach and enjoy the sound of the ocean. In the summer months, the water is great for swimming! You can even bring along a surfboard and try your luck at riding the waves. Be aware of the undertow and if you have small children with you, it’s best to swim in the calmer water closer to the entrance of the park. All of these different features make Reid State Park one of our favorite beaches in Maine!
Explore the Hiking Trails
Reid State Park has several miles of hiking trails through some absolutely beautiful scenery. Plan on bringing along a good pair of shoes and some sunscreen so you can enjoy the truly spectacular views. From the top of Griffith Head, a rocky overlook in the park, you can see three different lighthouses and a panorama of the sea. The views are worth the hike, so be sure to bring your camera!
Enjoy Tasty Snacks and Drinks
Reid State Park is a fantastic place to spend the day. If the beach and hiking have you tired and thirsty, you can easily go to one of the concession stands nearby. Grab a quick bite to eat or a cold, refreshing drink before continuing on. You can find public restrooms available here. There is also a picnic area on site for a romantic date idea or fun family activity.
Stay with Topside Inn on Your Maine Adventure
A visit to Reid State Park is just the beginning of the adventure and excitement waiting for you as you explore Maine. Our coastal inn is the perfect place to make your home base during your New England excursion. At Topside Inn, our accommodations are luxurious and comfortable. One of our most popular options, Room #14, has been recently remodeled and offers incredible views of the water right from your king-sized bed. Each morning, wake up to our three-course gourmet breakfast before heading out to see one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Check our availability and take the first step toward your Maine getaway today!
If you’re planning a romantic getaway for you and your significant other, be sure to check out our Romance Package to set the mood for the entire trip.