5 BEST Things to Do in  Old Orchard Beach Maine

Explore the Wonders of Palace Playland

If you’re on a family trip, one of the most fun things to do in Orchard Beach Maine is visit Palace Playland. This beachfront amusement park is the only one in New England and one of the last remaining oceanfront amusement parks in the country, complete with a pier. 

Relax at the Beach

Old Orchard Beach is also the best Maine beach for families, and kids will enjoy building sand castles. If you love being on the water, you can spend time kayaking, playing watersports, or swimming in the gentle surf. You can also walk along the beach and enjoy the magnificent view of the coast. 

The Pier at Night 

Young adult visitors will enjoy one of the best bar scenes on the Southern Maine Coast, with lively music, dance parties, and drink specials. The Pier also hosts fireworks one night every week during the summer. 

Fishing Charters & Lobster Tours 

Also, several boat companies charter rafting tours, lobster tours, fishing tours, and more! Beginner and expert anglers will enjoy a chartered fishing trip from Pine Point or Camp Ellis with experienced captains, who will ensure that you have a successful fishing trip. 

Bike Along the  Eastern Trail

The trail stretches over 28 miles and goes through Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, and Portland. The terrain and elevation don’t change much, so it’s considered an easy trail to ride. On top of that, it’s kid and dog friendly, so the whole family can explore. 

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