This historic town is where you will find the University of New England and the annual La Kermesse Franco-American Festival. With a downtown rich in heritage and a newly thriving arts community, Bidderford is a cultural stop that also benefits from the scenic beauty of the river and Saco Bay.
Visitors and locals alike flock to Fortune Rocks Beach, one of the most stunning beaches in Maine. The beach is a serene stretch of sand where you can wade into the shallow water at low tide and look for shells and sea glass. Historic clapboard homes are nearby and you can easily lose a day here just relaxing in the quiet beauty of the place.
Equally lovely is Biddeford Pool, where wonderful homes cluster around the beach. Rustic is the vibe down here and you are even allowed to build a fire on the beach (with a permit), which makes for an awesome way to spend an evening with family and friends.
Winding trails are available to bike, walk and take in the views from Wood Island Lighthouse and the Saco Bay.
For something different, take time to visit one of the local breweries like Banded Horn. Here you can relax with friends while checking out the inner workings of the mill and brewery and then try one of their homemade brews.
Stay near the beach if you can for the chance to wake up with a fabulous view.
Summer is gorgeous in this community where you can take full advantage of the beach and also enjoy the La Kermesse Festival in June.