One block from the shore in Old Orchard Beach you’ll find a beautifully landscaped public park. The park is a great place for a picnic or just to unwind. The park offers free summer concerts, patriotic flag raisings, a petanque court, special events, and stunning displays of “artistry in bloom”!
Things to do in Old Orchard Beach ~ Here are some of our suggestions…
THE EASTERN TRAIL
The Eastern Trail is a 65 mile long route from Kittery to South Portland Maine, for walkers, cyclists, equestrians, birders and the like. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. From Old Orchard Beach the trail can be accessed from the Cascade Road, Portland Avenue and the new Old Orchard Beach Connector. More information is available at the OOB Chamber of Commerce office on First Street. Click here for maps and more information.
Founded in 1881 as a religious community, Ocean Park is one of the most beautiful spots in Old Orchard Beach. Ocean Park plays host to the annual 4th of July parade, sand-sculpting contests, art shows on the green, road races and an annual “ILLUMINATION NIGHT”. Click here for more information.
CAMP ELLIS JETTY
Begun in the early 19th century and finally completed by the army corps of engineers in 1911, the jetty is a great place to fish or just to sit and watch the tide come in. The jetty offers a great backdrop for photos of the entire Saco Bay area. Camp Ellis Jetty is located just south of Old Orchard Beach in Saco.
A visit to the Harmon Museum offers those interested in Old Orchard’s rich history the opportunity to delve into historical treasures dating back over 200 years ago. Enjoy fascinating discoveries such as the iconic Dummy Railroad, horse racing at the Kite Track, car racing and plane landings on the beach, and the era of big bands and grand hotels. Click here for more information.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH BALLPARK
From Professional Baseball Games to Concerts and Dog Shows to Fund Raising Events – Reunions, Festivals and more – the BALLPARK in Old Orchard Beach can host a wide variety of events offering something for everyone. Plan your event at the BALLPARK at OOB this year! Click here for more information.