A highlight of visiting the preserve is seeing the Atlantic white cedar, which is home to caterpillars that transform into Hessel’s hairstreak butterflies. If you’re lucky, you may see a moose, deer, or snowshoe hare.
Saco has a rich history that’s well documented and displayed in the Saco Museum. The museum has over 10,000 artifacts to explore, all focusing on the Saco Valley area’s history.
Cascade Falls is a gorgeous, scenic waterfall and a popular place to take pictures and admire the natural beauty of a waterfall. Just a short, easy walk from the parking area, the trail is about a half-mile loop.
The menu features small dishes to share, such as fruit guacamole, yuca cheese puffs, pork belly ceviche, and tuna nikkei. Large dishes include New York strip churrasco with chimichurri salsa, seafood stew, whole-fried fish with coconut rice, and many other unique dishes.
Walk through a scenic tree grove to get to the beach, picnic area, and nature center. The state park has nearly 2 miles of wooded trails that are open year-round for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.