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We are open seasonally from May to October.
Desert of Maine:
Mini Golf + Ice Cream:
We are located at 95 Desert Rd in Freeport which is 2 miles north of exit 20 off of 295, at the dead end of Desert Rd.
Includes access to the dunes, self-guided tour, all exhibits such as Gemstone Village and Fossil Dig, nature trails, and the historic barn.
Kids (4-12): $14
18 holes of mini golf
Kids (12 & under): $11
• $2 off mini golf with purchase of general admission
• 10% off for seniors (65+)
• 10% off for active duty military
• 25% off for groups of 12 or more
• 50% off for Snap/EBT/WIC/
Mainecare program participants
Rules, Safety, & Etiquette
Unvaccinated guests are encouraged to wear masks inside the Welcome Center and when within 6' of guests from other groups
The Desert and all of its features are here for you to enjoy, but please do so respectfully. Do not remove or damage parts of exhibits or the natural landscape.
The Desert of Maine is tobacco- and drug-free — no smoking or vaping please
Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome! Obviously, please clean up after them.
Young children must be supervised at all times
Please make sure you leave the premises by our posted closing time
Visitors are expected to follow directions from Desert of Maine staff
Additional, adorable information from our well-intentioned lawyers
Our goal is to make the Desert of Maine as accessible as possible for all people. The current owners bought the property in early 2019 season and spent much of the first 2 years addressing general safety issues with the buildings and grounds. Starting in 2021, we started making strides to improve accessibility, but all of the buildings are over 50 years old and the landscape presents unique challenges. Therefore, we are still at the beginning of a multi-year journey to realize our vision of accessibility.
Currently, the parking lot, Welcome Center, and Cafe are accessible. We have a boardwalk that leads to a vista of the dunes for those that can't walk on loose sand, and we have a beach wheelchair and two off-road strollers we loan to guests, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.