The Freeport train platform is just steps away from hundreds of national retailers, name-brand outlets, and locally-owned boutiques all set in a 19th century Maine village. The L.L.Bean campus of stores are a block away and open all the time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A variety of restaurants are within walking distance and many of the Freeport accommodations offer free pick-up at the train station to their guests. Kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ocean seal tours, and even a desert can all easily be reached by cab or by booking in advance with the provider.
Parking is free and available in lots adjacent to the train station and across the street in the free parking garage.
Quik-Trak Ticketing Hours
7:00am - 7:15pm M, F, Sat
10:am - 7:15 pm T, W, Th
1 hour before/after train time on Sundays
If you haven’t been to Freeport, you haven’t fully experienced Maine. The Amtrak Downeaster station in the center of town where miles of upscale outlet shopping and restaurants await. Locally owned shops offering Maine-made items can also be found throughout the downtown area. Freeport’s many food festivals, art walks and live entertainment draw big crowds in every season. And Freeport landmark L.L.Bean doesn’t just outfit you for your Maine outdoor adventure – they offer outdoor activities, classes, and events.
For help planning your itinerary, click on the links to the right or check out Freeport’s area attractions below.
Book your cab or van in advance by calling (207) 865-2222.
FREEPORT TRAIN PLATFORM
Trips We Love
Experience more Maine – ride the Amtrak Downeaster to Freeport. Sit back, relax and avoid the hassle of driving and parking.
Car-free is easy in Freeport—Downeaster riders step off the train into a shopper’s paradise. Freeport’s unique balance of national retailers and locally owned shops and boutiques is also home to world famous L.L.Bean. Enjoy lunch or dinner at any one of the restaurants scattered through the village, where you can cozy up to the fire right in your table at Linda Bean’s Kitchen, sample farm-to-table fare at the Harraseeket Inn, enjoy the creative cuisine at the Azure Café, even sample international flavors at the Mediterranean Café or Petrillo’s Italian.
You’ll find the Freeport calendar studded with events throughout the year. Among the favorites - the L.L.Bean concert series at Discovery Park, PaddleSports Weekend, and KidsFest. Check their calendar for the entire schedule. September 21 and 22, jump on the train, enjoy the foliage display, and stop by for the Freeport Fall Festival, a free two-day art and music showcase. For a list of all Freeport events, visit www.freeportusa.com/events.
The L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School offer the outdoor enthusiast, both expert and novice, great ways to get outside and experience the Maine outdoors. Discovery Series classes include paddle boarding, kayaking, fly casting or clay shooting, all led by expert instructors, at a great introductory price. All equipment and transportation is provided. Looking for a longer experience? Try a bike tour, canoe trip or women’s only adventure. New this year, the L.L.Bean Kids Camp welcomes children to experience thrilling outdoor adventures, whether your child attends for a day, a week, or all summer. Also, for kids, Smudge Art Studio leads children in art experiences – either drop them off or while you stay.
Whether you’re here for a special event, outdoor activity, or just the best shopping in Maine, you’ll find that the train has plenty of storage room for shopping bags and room to stretch sore muscles—so take advantage of all Freeport has to offer and then relax with a glass of wine in the Downeaster Café on the ride home.
L.L. BEAN SUMMER IN THE PARK
Enjoy fun events and free concerts in Freeport all summer long.
15th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
15th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, September 28-29. Art. Music. Food.