- The list below includes 198 free or cheap things to do in or near South Portland, Maine, including 85 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Fishing, Movie Theaters and Dog Park.
- From Bug Light Park to Willard Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in South Portland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Portland, Scarborough, Brunswick and Kennebunkport.
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Marked by a picturesque lighthouse and rocky pier is Big Light Park. The beachside park is popular with local photographers and families who enjoy the locations picnic areas, fishing and beautiful scenery.
A 40-acre facility, Hinckley Park features two ponds that can be used for fishing, some open fields and wooded areas. It provides a trail system for hikers and dog walkers that runs along the ponds and through the woods.
Spanning ten acres, Mill Creek Park offers a variety of amenities. The scenic park has rose gardens, a fountain, and a gazebo that can be reserved for special events. The park hosts holiday events, ice skating in season, and concerts.
Known locally as the bug light, the Portland Breakwater Light was built in 1875, and equipped with a fourth-order Fresnel lens, although the light has been removed. Inspiration for the light was taken from the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens, Greece.
Featuring a large grass field for outdoor sports, Legere Park has amenities like picnic tables, a half sized basketball court, a playground, and more. The playground consists of slides, monkey bars, and climbing walls on a wood chip floor.