Discover History & Explore Nature

Maine has a rich cultural and natural heritage. We invite you to explore this heritage on your visits to Maine State Parks and online here. Check out our featured annual events with links to related pages or flyers.

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2019 - A Year of Events at a Glance:

January

February

March

April

May

June - is Great Outdoors Month

  • National Trails Day - 6/1/2019 - lace up your boots and hike a trail today!
  • Hooked on Fishing TBA at Damariscotta Lake State Park. Details and flyer TBA. Sponsored by the Midcoast Conservancy. Registration required and at www.midcoastconservancy.org or call (207) 389-5150.
  • Maine Resident's Day - 6/16/2019 (Father's Day) - View flyer-TBA. Maine residents will be admitted free of charge at Maine State Parks and Historic Sites 9 a.m. to closing for day-use*. No rain date will be available. *Exceptions: Acadia National Park, Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW), Baxter State Park, the Maine Wildlife Park (IF&W), Peacock Beach, Scarborough Beach, Swan Island (IF&W), Penobscot River Corridor (PRC) or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day.
  • Surf Fishing programs TBA.
  • Fort McClary State Historic Site begins summer programming.
  • Colonial Pemaquid programs run through August.
  • View searchable calendar for complete listing of events.

July

  • Loon Plate Appreciation Day - TBA - All vehicles with a Maine Loon License Plate will be admitted free of charge at Maine State Parks and Historic Sites 9 a.m. to closing for day-use*. No rain date will be available. *Exceptions: Acadia National Park, Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW), Baxter State Park, the Maine Wildlife Park (IF&W), Peacock Beach, Scarborough Beach, Swan Island (IF&W), Penobscot River Corridor (PRC) or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day. Purchase a Loon/Conservation License Plate from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles online or at your town office. Thank you for your support of State Park and IF&W programs.
  • Colonial Pemaquid programs begin mid-May and run through August.
  • 17th Century Encampment at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site- TBA - Includes reenactors portraying the lives of the English, French and Native people who lived, worked, and fought on these lands. Demonstrations: fish processing, blacksmithing, coopering, rope making, cooking, and provincial militia firearms drills.
  • Surf Fishing programs continue TBA.
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park offers programs daily at 2:00 p.m. during July and August.
  • View searchable calendar for complete listing of events.

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