Reid State Park is Maine's first State-owned Saltwater Beach. The Park holds a lot of history for my family. Various gatherings were held there long before I was born, when a majority of my father’s side of the family still lived in the area. Growing up in southern Maine, it never occurred to me until recently to drive north and explore the park, but what I discovered when I did was a true gem.
Upon arrival, my husband and I decided to do a loop and began by heading toward the picnic area, going past the lagoon that my father swam in as a child. I could picture him splashing in the water with my grandfather many decades ago. We then crossed to the ocean side and scrambled up the rocks along the coast, emerging at Griffith Head to a spectacular view of Mile Beach. There was a nice breeze and the smell of salt air combined with the sound of the waves gently lapping the beach was calming. After spending a short time at the park, I can see why it’s a special place and look forward to going back again soon.
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