Summer has been flying by over here in our little corner of the world. This summer has been bittersweet with going back to work when Avery was 3 months and Hayden just getting out of school for the summer. It has also been a frugal summer because not working for 3 months pretty much wiped out what little savings I had. So I have been trying to cross things off our summer bucket list as cheaply as possible!
Here’s some items we had on our summer bucket list:
Go to the beach
Go to the pool (in particular my son insisted it be Sebasco Harbor Resort pool)
Go to the water park (can you see a trend here? My son loves the water.)
Go to the animal farm
Go strawberry picking
We have accomplished many of these already this summer and there are a few others I haven’t mentioned here that we still need to do. One little day trip we were able to do recently was go to a local farm and beach. One of the many reasons I love living in Maine is all the adventures we can do with the kiddos that don’t break the bank.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm is located in Freeport. There is a farm, camping and if you go straight down the road seen above there is a state park that has hiking trails that run along the ocean. It’s a pretty cool place so if you are in Maine and looking for something to do head down this way.
Th best part about this is that the farm is free to go to! We took advantage of this gorgeous day to go and see the farm with the kids.
The farm even has goat hikes. Sadly we were a little too late to go on one but we saw a glimpse of what it would have been like. Apparently the goats just hang with you and hike. How cool is that? We will head back later on this summer to check it out.
We checked out all the animals that the farm had to offer. The kids really thought it was cool when we found a calf that had been born on Avery’s birthday!
They also had a cute little garden area as well that he kids got to explore. Pretty sure they were all terrified of the scarecrow.
After we went to Winslow Park which is also in Freeport. This place has camping and a little beach area that you can either relax on or take out a kayak or boat. It’s not free but the cost for a day pass was minimal. I believe children under 6 get in free.
The kids mostly just wanted to play on the beach but another nice feature is that they offer a wonderful playground and picnic areas as well.
All in all it was a good day and the kids were exhausted by the end of it!
What free or low cost activities have you found in your area?