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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2018 - A Year of Events at a Glance:






June - is Great Outdoors Month


  • Loon Plate Appreciation Day - 7/15/2018 - 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. View all Colonial Pemaquid events by using the Search Link at the top of this page or visit the Friends of Colonial Pemaquid website.
  • 17th Century Encampment at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site - TBA- In previous years the day has included reenactors portraying the lives of the English, French and Native people who lived, worked, and fought on these lands. Demonstrations included fish processing, blacksmithing, coopering, rope making, cooking, and provincial militia firearms drills.
  • Surf Fishing programs TBA - View the flyer from last year (PDF 198KB).
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park offers programs daily at 2:00 p.m. during July and August.





  • Deer hunting season begins. Be aware that hunting is allowed at many of the State Parks. Wear blaze orange.
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park offers programs on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. during November.