Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park a sanctuary from Freeport’s outlet stores

Posted Oct. 25, 2012, at 10:35 a.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — As the first light of dawn begins to color the eastern sky, a long line of honking Canada geese briefly interrupts the morning’s tranquility. Their route south takes them directly over Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 233-acre wooded sanctuary located just a ten-minute drive from Maine’s shopping Mecca.

A network of easy hiking trails wind through the tall pines and hemlocks, leading to views of Casco Bay to the east and Haraseeket River to the west. Aside from the occasional scolding from the resident chipmunks and red squirrels, it’s hard to find a more peaceful walk in the woods.