2 Brown Street, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Reservations: 207-934-4235
Email: skylark@maine.rr.com


While our wide seven mile stretch of sandy beach is understandably the major attraction for the majority of our visitors,there are many things to see and do in the immediate vicinity of Old Orchard Beach. After all, what's a vacation without lots of activities to do with children and for the child in you? From ferris wheels to penguins, a children's museum to a petting farm, there are plenty of activities and attractions for you and your family to enjoy listed below. 

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Dining Out
A great place for dinner, an easy walk from the Skylark

Horseback Riding Plus
Beach and trail rides, (207) 883-6400. 

Mainely Tours
Daily excursions to Portland! Enjoy a fully narrated city tour (with a stop at The Lighthouse!), a 90 minute harbor cruise, plus shopping in the Old Port. Pick-ups at all motels and campgrounds. (207) 774-0808. 

Amusement Parks & Attractions

Aquaboggan Park
Waterslides, bumper boats, gigantic wave pool, mini golf and more! Route1, Saco. (207) 282-3112. 

FuntownFuntown/ Splashtown U.S.A.
The home of Excalibur, Maine's only wooden roller coaster ranked one of the top ten in the world. Family amusement and water park was voted one of the cleanest parks in America and offers many rides, slides, pools, giftshops, games, arcades and eating facilities. Open weekends May and Sept. Daily starting early June. FREE PARKING. Ride pass, slide pass or combination pass, group rates. Route 1, Saco, Maine (207) 284-5139

Palace Playland
Palace PlaylandMaine's premier beachfront amusement park. Giant arcade, Kiddieland. Maine's largest waterslide.Gondola Ferris Wheel and Galaxy Coaster. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fireworks every Thursday night by the Pier, Old Orchard Beach. (207) 934-2001. 

Village Park
Games of skill, arcade, kiddie rides and much more. At the entrance to the Pier. (207) 934-7666. 

Ocean Recreation, Whale Watches & Boat Cruises

Cape Arundel Cruises
Scenic cruises, deep sea fishing, whale watching. Kennebunkport. (207) 967-5595. 

Casco Bay Lines
Year-round narrated cruises on Casco Bay. Daily ferry sevice to 5 Casco Bay Islands. From Casco Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets, Portland. (207) 774-7871, FAX: (207) 774-7875. 

First Chance Whale Watches
4 Western Ave (at bridge), Kennebunk, ME 04043. (207) 967-5507. 

Saco Bay SailingSaco Bay Sailing
Recreational and sailing excursions in Camp Ellis. 14 Beach Avenue, Saco, ME 04072. (207) 283-1624. 

Second Chance Scenic Lobster Cruise
4 Western Ave (at bridge), Kennebunk, ME 04043. (207) 967-5507. 

Scotia Prince
Cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Cabins, entertainment, casino. 1-800-341-7540.

Shy-Ann Deep Sea Fishing
28 Snow Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-4691. 

Theatre Cruise
Chilling and unusual sunset Theatre Cruise along Maine's
mysterious rockbound coast. True tales of intrigue and horror from our maritime past and present. Ghost ships, cannibalism and more. Every evening June - October (weather permitting). Kennebunkport Harbor. (207) 641-2313. 

Trina Lyn Fishing Charter
Private custom fishing for up to 4 people leaving from Camp Ellis by reservation. 1998-22' custom built center console. P.O. Box 431, Camp Ellis, Saco (207) 284-2352/cell phone (207) 283-2352. 

Sporting Events

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Auto racing every Saturday night. Holmes Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-5227. 

Portland Pirates Hockey
AHL affiliate of NHL Washington Capitals. 1994 Calder Cup Champions. Play in Cumberland County Civic Center. Regular Season: October to early April. Tickets $6-$14 with senior, child, and group discounts available. (207) 838-4665. 

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball
AA Farm Team for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, from April 18 through September 5. Tickets $4 and $6, with senior, child, and group discounts available. (207) 874-9300. 

Scarborough Downs
Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1, Scarborough. (207) 883-4331. 

Other Area Recreation

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
58 Fore St., Portland. (207) 828-0814. 

Seashore Trolley Museum
Largest collection of trolley cars in the United States. Workshop, shows on premises, countryside trolley rides for visitors. Off Rt. 1, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. (207) 967-2800. 

Smiling Hill Farm
Extensive visitor-friendly working animal farm. Animal petting encouraged. Pony and carriage rides, playground. X-C skiing in winter. They make their own ice cream. (207) 775-4818. 

Vacationland Bowling Center
Rt 1, Saco. (207) 284-7386. 

Parks & Nature Preserves

Ferry Beach State Park
117 acres of beach and nature trails. Off Route 9 in Saco. (207) 283-0067. 

Gilsland Farm
Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails, field trips and a gift shop. North of Portland in Falmouth off Route 1. (207) 781-2330. 

Portland Headlight & Museum
Maine's oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by George Washington in 1791. Adjacent to Fort Williams Park. Large grounds with picnic facilities and museum on the premises. 1000 Shore Rd. (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. (207) 799-2661. 

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge
Open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours. Rt. 1 to Wells, East on Rt. 9. (207) 646-1555. 

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center
Maine's largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Abundant and unexpected wildlife sightings. Nature center offers slide shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. (207) 883-5100. 

Two Lights State Park
Two lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. Off Rt. 77 in Cape Elizabeth. 

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands. Open year round. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. (207) 646-1555. 

Arts & Museums

Children's Museum of Maine
Expanded exhibits. Toddler Park, Cave & Farm, Interactive Science Exhibits, Space Shuttle, Camera Obscure a, Theater. Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street, Portland. (207) 828-1234. 

City Theater
Theatrical productions. 205 Main Street, Biddeford. (207) 282-0849. 

Maine Maritime Museum
Historic shipyard site and maritime history building on Kennebec River. 243 Washington St., Bath. (207) 443-1316. 

Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
Features historical memorabilia on the Old Orchard Beach area since the 17th Century. Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach. 934-9319. Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Sq., Portland. (207) 773-2787. 

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Concerts year round. Special events. 30 Myrtle St., Portland. (207) 773-8191. 

Southworth Planetarium
Shows for children and adults including laser concerts. Off I-295 Forest Ave. North to 96 Falmouth St., University of Southern Maine's Science Building. (207) 780-4249. 

Victoria Mansion
One of America's most significant Victorian homes. All interiors are original and quite spectacular. 109 Danforth St., Portland. (207) 772-4841. 

Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Boyhood home of the famed 19th Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Seasonal. 485 Congress St., Portland. (207) 774-1822. 

Willowbrook at New field
Restored 19th Century Village with 36 buildings and 11,000 artifacts including 1894 carousel. Off Rt. 11 on Main St., Newfield. (207) 793-2784. 

York Institute Museum
Paintings, decorative art, tools, period furniture, etc. from 18th century to present. 371 Main St., Saco. (207) 282-3031. 


The Maine Mall
Over 100 stores including restaurants, theaters and more. 364 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland. (207) 774-0303. 

The Old Port
Portland's Historic District offering over 158 shops, 65 restaurants, 28 galleries, and numerous pubs. 400 Congress St., Portland. (207) 772-6828. 

L.L. Bean
World famous and open 24 hours 365 days per year 40 minutes north in Freeport. Freeport also offers over 100 outlet stores. (207) 865-1212. 

Kittery Outlets
Just 45 minutes south of Old Orchard Beach offers over 120 outlets and the Kittery Trading Post with savings of 20-70% daily. This shopping mecca is often referred to as America's Maine Street for Outlet Shopping. Kittery. 1-888-KITTERY. 

Saco Valley Shopping Center
12 stores, 2 banks and a restaurant. Free parking. Just off Route 1, Saco. 

Golf Courses

Biddeford & Saco Country Club
18 holes, 6300 yd. Par 70, 101 Old Orchard Rd., Saco. (207) 282-5883. 

Dunegrass Golf Club 
18 holes, 6508 yd., par 71, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029. e-mail dunegrassgolf@customnet.com 

Old Orchard Beach Country Club 
9 holes, 3000 yd., par 35, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029. e-mail dunegrassgolf@customnet.com 

Willowdale Golf Club
18 Holes, 5980 yd., Par 70, off Rt. 1, Scarborough. (207) 883-9351.

Driving Ranges & Mini Golf Courses

Cascade Golf Range
Golf driving range and mini golf. Your swing on video tape to improve your game. 5 minutes to the beach at 955 Portland Rd., US Route 1, Saco, (207) 282-3524. 

Dunegrass Country Club Driving Range 
Full practice hole, lessons available, Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 800-521-1029 or (207) 934-4513. e-mail dunegrassgolf@customnet.com 

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
36 holes of championship mini golf within an easy walk of Town Square and the beach. 70 First St., Old Orchard Beach, (207) 934-5086. 

Westerly Winds
Golf driving range, mini golf, batting cages. 853 Cumberland St., Westbrook. (207) 854-5139. 


The Temple
Temple Ave., Ocean Park. (207) 934-5034. 

Cines 8
5 Points Shopping Center, Rt. 111, Biddeford. (207) 282-5995. 

Clark's Pond Cinemas
Maine Mall Area, S. Portland. (207) 897-1511. 

Maine Mall Cinema
Maine Mall Rd., S. Portland, (207) 774-1022. 

Micro Breweries

D.L. Geary Brewing Co., Inc
38 Evergreen Drive, Portland. (207) 878-2337. 

Shipyard Brewing Co., Inc
86 Newbury St., Portland. (207) 761-0807 

Stone Coast Brewing Co
74 York St., Gorhams Corner, Portland. (207) 733-BEER 

Kid's Stuff

Children's Theater of Maine
Live theater for adults and children. 765 Main St., Westbrook. (207) 874-0371. 

Discovery Zone
50 Foden Rd., S. Portland. (207) 772-5437. 

Portland Public Library
Story telling and entertainment for children. 5 Monument Sq., Portland. (207) 871-1707. 


United Methodist
Washington & Fountain Aves., Old Orchard. (207) 934-5553. 

Salvation Army Citadel
Church St., Old Orchard. (207) 934-4381. 

Blue Point Congregational Church
Pine Point Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-6540. 

Congregation Beth Isreal
East Grand Ave., Old Orchard. (207) 934-2973. 

St. Margaret's Catholic Chapel
Pine Point Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-0334. 

St. Jude Catholic Chapel
Pine Point Road, Scarborough. (207) 883-0334. 

St. Luke's Catholic Chapel
Saco Ave., Old Orchard. (207) 934-2322. 

The Temple
Temple Ave., Ocean Park. (207) 934-5034. 

Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce