Located just a few minutes from downtown Freeport, Maine, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park provides a tranquil, natural retreat. The land for the park was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. C. Smith and the park itself opened in 1972. Wolfe's Neck is a wooded peninsula (the "neck") between the Harraseeket River and Casco Bay and is named for original settlers Henry and Rachel Woolfe. The park includes a variety of ecosystems, including white pine and hemlock forests, open fields, salt marsh and rocky coastline.
Wolfe's Neck provides great opportunities for family hiking through varied terrain. The park's trail system interconnects and beginning hikers may want to try the White Pines trail. More skilled hikers may enjoy the Harraseeket Trail, which is a 1.8 mile loop over steep, uneven terrain.