Wait, what? A desert? In Maine? It’s entirely true, and you can see it for yourself in Freeport. The Desert of Maine is a glacial desert that was once fertile farmland back in the 1700s. But after years of clear-cutting, sheep grazing and not rotating the crops, sand started to reveal itself. And voila: a desert! If you’re into geology, tram rides and marvelling at how it’s possible to have a desert in Maine, this is your spot.
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