Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary – Lewiston, ME – 30 minutes away

  • Perfect spot for bird watching, picnicking, walking, hiking or jogging on the trails going through both forests and fields.
  • 371 acres of wildlife preserve, Thorncrag is called a forested oasis.
  • Since 1986 a dedicated group of volunteers has been working to restore Thorncrag as a safe and educational resource in the area.
  • UNFORTUNATELY: NO DOGS ALLOWED.
  • There are 3.5 miles of color blazed, well maintained trails in the sanctuary.
  • Website: Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary

D.E.W. Animal Kingdom, Mount Vernon – 35 minutes away

  • Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm: May –Mid September.
  • Kids under 2 are FREE and Ages 3-99 are $10.
  • Paymen Type – Cash and Check Only.
  • More than 200 orphaned, abused or sick animals are cared for and rehabilitated at this 42-acre farm.
  • They have lions, tigers, black leopards, spotted hyenas, camels, primates, kangaroos, wallabies, and reptiles.
  • They also have Maine wildlife, bald eagles, bears, geese and a Bengal white tiger.
  • Website: D.E.W. Animal Kingdom

Maine Wildlife Park – 1 hour away

  • Children under 3 are FREE, Ages 4-12: $5, Ages 13-60: $7, Ages 61+: $5.
  • Paymen Type – Cash and Check Only.
  • Open Daily 9:30am-4:30pm, visitors may stay until 6pm.
  • See moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, coyote, turtles and other Maine native animals.
  • Feel samples of animal fur, make sand paw prints at the visitor center or take a walk along the game trail.
  • Many different activities such as wildlife talks, story hour, free roaming wildlife, beautiful gardens, and feed the animals.
  • There is also a warden museum, wetland trail, game trail, tree trail, picnic/BBQ area, snack shark, nature store and a hatchery.
  • Website: Maine Wildlife Park

Kennedy Skateboard Park, Lewiston – 30 minutes away

  • 12,000 square foot park complete with in ground concrete bowls, ramps, stairs, half-pipes and landscaping.
  • Skaters rave about its smooth surfaces and fluid form.
  • Website: Kennedy Skateboard Park