#AtoZChallenge | C is for a Coastal Hike at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is a gorgeous coastal hike. It’s my favorite type of trail. After hiking through the forest, you take a short passage down to the ocean’s edge and emerge onto stunning coastal views.

We did this hike as winter was winding down last year, so the snow was manageable as we hiked through the forest, although we did still need our crampons. When the weather starts warming up,  you need to be extra cautious about ice. Since there is a lot of melting and refreezing happening at this time of year, there can be some hidden slick spots.

The entire hike was wonderful, but the best part was easily the spectacular ice patterns that had formed over the rocks that are scattered on the beach. With the sun glistening off the ice, it was otherwordly and we had a lot of fun exploring along the water’s edge.

Do you live next to the ocean? Do you have a favorite spot to go?

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I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.

things to know
Place Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Address 426 Wolfe’s Neck Rd, Freeport, ME 04032
Winter Scene Coastal Views
Website Wolfe’s Neck State Park – All Trails
Favorite ♥ Ice Patterns on the Rocks

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40 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge | C is for a Coastal Hike at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

  1. lindamaycurry says:

    I live near the beach but it never has snow on it. Although I grew up in the country I couldn’t bear to move away from the sea now. If anything I would like to move closer as it is forty minutes walk to get there. Unfirtunately that walk is through suburbia, not beautiful forest. There are some great walks nearby in the Royal National Park, however. I love your photos.

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    • Weekends in Maine says:

      Beaches don’t keep the snow for long with the wind and sun, but every now and then you can catch them at just the right time.

      That’s great that you have some good walking spots close by. We tend to explore for our hikes but there are a few close too.


  2. Tawnya says:

    Beautiful pictures, looks like a place I would love to hike! Thank you for sharing this! I don’t live anywhere near the ocean… but I wish I did!

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite photos are the icy rocks as well! They are all lovely photos! Would love to visit Maine sometime, perhaps the closest I will come is via your blog :/ My family loves the beach, but we usually go south for sandy ones. We shall see!

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  4. Liam says:

    We’ve been camping at Wolfe’s Neck Farm nearby a few times and after trying someplace else last summer, the kids want to go back to Wolfe’s Neck Farm this year. We haven’t been to the State Park so I’m going to have add that to the “to do” list, although the scenery is very similar at the campground.

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