Last updated: 3/29/11
Located on Georgetown, an island in Maine's midcoast region near Bath, Reid State Park is described by L.L. Bean in its online park guide as "a good family beach and a haven for naturalists." It's open year round, and it's a popular spot for birding, hiking, swimming, biking and saltwater fishing during the summer. During winter months, the park caters to those interested in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Individual admission to the park (as of March 2011) is $4.50 for Maine residents, $6.50 for non-residents and $2 for non-resident seniors; admission is $1 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children 4 and under and for Maine residents 65 and older. If you plan to be in Maine for an extended vacation, you may find that an annual park pass for admission to all of Maine's State Parks is worth the investment.
Whether or not you're planning a trip to Maine, I'll take you on an ocean outing online. Though my 1999 visit to Reid State Park was on a gray early August day, the photos in this virtual tour still capture the majesty of Maine's shoreline, from its clean, sandy beaches, to the unique contrast of growing things against the backdrop of tide-carved rock formations, to the teeming, churning sea itself.
Do you hear the sound of the tide crashing in?
>>> Click Here to begin the photo tour of Reid State Park