Freeport is on U.S. Route 1, though the downtown is most easily reached via I-295 from either exit 20 or exit 22.
At the Freeport Information Center, at 23 Depot Street (www.freeportusa.com; tel. 207/865-1212), you can pick up a map and directory of businesses, restaurants, and overnight accommodations.
One more fine reason to come to Freeport in summer is for the abundant free music performances that take over the village’s Discovery Park from mid-June through Labor Day. Underwritten by L.L.Bean (of course), it’s officially known as Summer in the Park. The performers in this summer concert series are eclectic—and impressively famous: In 2016, they ranged from Texas-based Grammy winner Lyle Lovett to New England chanteuse Grace Potter to Brooklyn hipster-folk trio The Lone Bellow. (Not to mention Maine’s own folk icon, David Mallett.) Occasional food festivals, kids’ events, and a well-loved Independence Day fireworks display add to the eclectic fun. Get a schedule by picking up a brochure at Bean’s information desk or checking www.llbean.com: Search for Summer in the Park.
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