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Old 03-09-2010, 01:44 AM
 
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I will be in Portland for most of June with my boyfriend and 5-year-old daughter. He will be taking classes during the day M-F from 8am to 5pm. Any suggestions for activities to do with my 5-year-old during that time? Suggestions for weekend activities for all 3 of us? We will have a car. Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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In June there are tons of things to do around Portland. Five year olds love to discover the wonders of tidal pools along the shore. It costs nothing! Pack a sandwich and some drinks and go to any rocky shore at low tide. Find one the faces more or less East to keep the prevailing southerly winds at a minimum. Look for a pool of water in the rocks, they are everywhere! There are perriwinkles, small shrimp, green and red crabs (under the rockweed), starfish, hermit crabs, small fish, sea urchins and many other things to discover in the tidal pools. A tidal pool will keep a curious child occupied for many hours.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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The Portland Childrens Museum would be one place
http://portlandcm.org/\

Walk along the breakers at Two Lights State Park, just south of Portland
A stop at one of the many homemade ice cream places like Beales, Giffords and others.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Scarborough, ME
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In June there are tons of things to do around Portland. Five year olds love to discover the wonders of tidal pools along the shore. It costs nothing! Pack a sandwich and some drinks and go to any rocky shore at low tide. Find one the faces more or less East to keep the prevailing southerly winds at a minimum. Look for a pool of water in the rocks, they are everywhere! There are perriwinkles, small shrimp, green and red crabs (under the rockweed), starfish, hermit crabs, small fish, sea urchins and many other things to discover in the tidal pools. A tidal pool will keep a curious child occupied for many hours.
Maineah, do you know of any good places for this, specifically? My kids would love to do this! thx
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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Try Mackworth Island. You can explore tide pools and build Fairy Huts. The Website of Portland Trails- Mackworth Island Trail
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Maineah, do you know of any good places for this, specifically? My kids would love to do this! thx
Really any rocky area will be good. I lived in Yarmouth when I was a kid. There was an old town landing off Prince's Point road that was all exposed ledge below the waterline. That area was covered by large tide pools in the rock. Anyplace you see rocks covered by seaweed you are bound to find tidal pools. The rock weed tells you that those rocks are under water at high tide. Just be careful walking on the rock weed and go at a time when the tide is on it's way out so you'll have more time. Many small pools will be covered by rock weed. The weed will seem to float in the small pool. Simply pull back the rock weed and look around, you'll see all kinds of creatures. Take some little plastic jugs to catch stuff and get a closer look at it. There are tons of things to see. It's fun to just watch the barnacles feed. They pop out of their shell with a feathery looking appendage fanning through the water for food. The little fan will tickle a childs finger and is sure to get a giggle out of them. Look closely in the rock weed for, perriwinkles, red and green crabs, starfish, and small horse shoe crabs.
Pick up the crabs by the back or they will grab you!
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