Winter,Spring,Summer & Fall: If you are looking for some great things to do in Maine that won’t cost you a thing, then you should consider taking a trip to the Mast Landing Sanctuary in Freeport. The Sanctuary offers great hiking trail which are perfect for families with children. The trails are level and runs along a tidal stream. There are many opportunities to observe wildlife including blue heron catching fish just off shore. The whole area is absolutely beautiful year round. I recently hiked the trails with my kids during the winter months. The site of the ice formations meeting up to the granite coast line were breath taking. Another great place to enjoy for free is in Warren where the Georges River Canal System runs. There is a small park off Route 90 called Payson Park. This area was part of the lock system where mast sail ships would carry cargo to from the St. George River to the Atlantic. The park is small but, rich in history. A bridge leads visitors over the water and to the trails which run through the woods along the river. There is a play area for the kids and picnic tables in case you want to stop and enjoy your lunch. Antoher place to visit for free if you are in the Augusta area is the State House. Not only can you take a tour of this amazing structure made out of Maine granite but, you can also visit the Maine State Museum and State Library all found on the Capitol Grounds at no cost. If you find yourself in Houlton, then there is the Oakfield Railroad Museum which is a restored railroad depot turned into a museum. This is a great place to take the kids and check out how people use to travel. There are old steam railcars for visitors to explore and the train station is set up with historical pictures and artifacts like train tickets and the clothing the train engineers once wore. There are plenty of free things to do in Maine which are fun and informative for all ages. Take advantage of some of these great places the next time you are trying to think of something new to do.