The Desert of Maine (and other Maine activities)

Hey Friends!

The other day, Rob and I spent a few hours in Maine and you would not believe what we found out…

…there is an actual DESERT in Freeport, Maine!


I know. Unreal. Except it’s not unreal. It’s very much real.

Let me tell you how we got there.

So for a few weeks now I have wanted to have lunch and/or dinner in Portland, Maine. This past Sunday Rob was gracious enough to take me!

We had lunch at an Irish pub called Rí Rá, where we enjoyed delicious burgers and chicken fingers (because Rob is 12).

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I’ve also been on a hard cider kick. My go-to’s are Angry Orchard and Citizen Cider. I find them to be the perfect drinks for fall. (Drink responsibly!)

Not only was the meal at the pub delicious, it left us plenty of room for ice cream! IMG_8076-1

We ate at a spot called Curly Cones of Maine , where they make their own ice cream and candy! Absolutely delicious ice cream, 10/10 would recommend.

While we ate we looked online at fun things to do in Maine and we found the weirdest thing: “The Desert of Maine.”

Just like the The World’s Tallest Filing Cabinet in Vermont , I could not go on without proving that it existed. So we drove 15 miles up the road to find that this place is real and it is weird!


In order to get onto the desert, you have to take a tour. It’s $12/person, which is reasonable because the tour guide gives you an in-depth history of how this phenomena came about. After the tour you get to wander the desert as you wish until sunset!


The famous camels of the desert. You cannot take this photo unless you are on the tour!

40 acres of silt, thought to only exist for a mere 30-40 more years! Visit while you can!

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There I am on top of a 90 foot dune! Fun fact, under this dune is a house that was completely buried by blowing silt! I’m not lying!

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Ain’t she beautiful?

I don’t think I will ever get over the fact that I played in a desert that is located in Maine!

Other spots we visited that day included:


The most photographed house in Maine. The Wedding Cake House.


Kennebunkport, Maine , filled with local shops and restaurants. If you like seafood, you will love this town!

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Federal Jack’s , in Kennebunk, Maine (a three minute walk from Kennebunkport). This restaurant is the birthplace of Shipyard beer! Pictured here: two Pumpkinheads.

Take a trip to Maine, even for just a few hours. You won’t regret it.

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