Maine closes ten state parks and beaches to stem spread of coronavirus

|Deirdre Fleming, Press Herald|

Following similar action by other states across the country, Maine will close some of its state parks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced Thursday.

Maine has 48 state parks and historic sites, and starting Friday it will close until April 8 the 10 coastal parks in southern Maine and the midcoast: Reid State Park, Popham Beach State Park, Fort Popham, Fort Baldwin, Kettle Cove State Park, Two Lights State Park, Crescent Beach State Park, Scarborough Beach State Park, Ferry Beach State Park and Mackworth Island. There are other popular state parks farther up the Maine coast, such as Camden Hills State Park and Cobscook Bay State Park. Keep reading

NGX anchor photo of Higgins Beach at Dawn by Kevyn Fowler