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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: December 17, 2014

Cold weather beach adventure: Reid State Park in Georgetown

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In summer months, you’re a beach-goer, but colder months leave you wishing for sunshine, waiting for warmth and longing for that feeling of silky sand between your toes. I know your type. Luckily I have a winter recommendation to help hold you over and bide your time until early May arrives. Reid State Park in Georgetown has a fairly private mile-long beach to walk along and beautiful views along the way. It’s truly the perfect afternoon get-a-way in December when you’re missing the warm-weather crowds of Old Orchard. You’ll more than likely have the place nearly to yourself, even on a Sunday. Throw on a jacket and bring the camera, but leave the sandals at home.

From the parking lot, you can walk out to Griffith Head, a rocky headland that offers revealing views of the entire beach. As the waves crash onto shore and the tide releases into the depths of the ocean, you’ll have a prime spot to take in the picturesque park landscape.

This area is easily accessible and simple to find, plus it’s less than an hour from Portland! Follow these easy directions.

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