- TripBuzz found 172 things to do with kids in or near Scarborough, Maine, including 153 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Portland, South Portland, Saco and Freeport.
- From Higgins Beach to Big 20 Bowling Center, the Scarborough area offers 95 different types of family activities, including: Beaches, Food Shops, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Bowling.
- Located in Maine's Cumberland County is the resort town of Scarborough. Located seven miles south of Portland, the coastal city offers many attractions and amenities to those visiting the area. Higgins Beach is the most popular draw with its scenic coves and surrounding beach cottages, as well as the local wildlife sanctuary, motor speedway and museums.
The Isles of Shoals are nine rocky isles that lay six miles off shore. Cruises are available to see the isles, while on the island is the White Island Light, the Unitarian Oceanic Hotel, a few summer houses, and the Shoals Marine Research Laboratory.
New Hampshire's Echo Lake State Park is an ideal location for swimming and fishing. Walkers, joggers and inline skate enthusiasts love the manicured trail that encircles the lake. Visitors must purchase an inexpensive pass before entering the park.
With a rich history dating back to the first pilgrim's houses from the beginning of the 17th century, the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site also has, besides the historic buildings, picnic sites, docking facilities and plenty of trails.
Run by volunteers at the Rye Historical Society, Square House Museum features artifacts from the settlers of the 17th century until present day. The exhibit displays Native American artifacts, Revolutionary War letters, agricultural tools, and more.