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Saco and its' sister city, Biddeford, are called "The scenic twin cities of Southern Maine." It is located in the southwest corner of the state, along Highway 1 near the Saco River and the Atlantic seacoast. This area is blessed with ten miles of beautiful shoreline and ten miles of riverfront, historic villages and lighthouses, amusement parks, rolling farmlands and farmer's markets. In a recent issue of "Downeast Magazine," the city of Saco was called a "hidden gem," and given rave reviews for its' small town character, special community events, and its' revitalized downtown area. Ferry Beach State Park is located in Saco, and features 117 acres with miles of white sand beach with swimming, nature trails, guided nature tours and picnic areas. Other recreational activities in the area include sea kayaking and canoeing, boating and fishing, hiking and biking, golf and birdwatching. The Saco Farmers Market is held during spring, summer and fall in the parking lot of the Saco Valley Shopping Center and features area produce and Maine made products and specialty foods. Other area attractions include the East Point Sanctuary Nature Preserve, the Biddeford Pool & Wood Island Lighthouse, Fortunes Rocks Beach, Hills Beach and the Kennebunkport Dock Square. Just a short drive from Saco is popular Old Orchard Beach, one of the best-loved amusement parks in New England, which offers rides, midway games, restaurants, shops and fireworks along its' oceanfront pier.

Surrounding areas: Ocean Park, Maine (2.8 mi), Old Orchard Beach, Maine (3.0 mi), Biddeford Pool, Maine (6.1 mi), Scarborough, Maine (8.4 mi), Higgins Beach, Maine (9.1 mi), Kennebunk, Maine (9.3 mi), Kennebunkport, Maine (9.8 mi)

Saco Vacation Rentals

Saco Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn48 Industrial Park RdSaco, ME (207) 282-7222
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites352 North StSaco, ME (207) 286-9600
Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach21 Ocean Park RdSaco, ME (207) 282-5569
Norman's Motel205 Saco AveOld Orchard BCH, ME1.9 mi.(207) 934-2201
Comfort Suites - Biddeford45 Barra RdBiddeford, ME2.6 mi.(207) 294-6464
The Nautilus Guest HouseOcean Park, ME2.8 mi.(207) 934-2021
Copley & Lareine MotelsHarrisburg StOld Orchard BCH, ME3.0 mi.(207) 934-2011
Tiffany's Senior Village7 SMT StOld Orchard BCH, ME3.0 mi.(207) 934-7600
Waves Oceanfront Resort87 West Grand AveOld Orchard Beach, ME3.3 mi.(207) 934-4949
Kebek Motel 353 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME3.4 mi.(207) 934-5253
Old Colonial Motel61 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME3.4 mi.(207) 934-9862
Crest Motel35 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME3.8 mi.(207) 934-4060
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME3.9 mi.(207) 934-2983
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME4.3 mi.(207) 934-4644
Inn At Goose Rocks71 Dyke RdKennebunkport, ME7.1 mi.(207) 967-5425
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Scarboro66 SPG StScarborough, ME8.1 mi.(207) 883-0300
Millbrook Motel321 US Rt 1Scarborough, ME8.1 mi.(207) 883-6004
Higgins Beach Inn34 Ocean AveScarborough, ME9.2 mi.(207) 883-6684
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME9.3 mi.(207) 883-0554
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME9.4 mi.(207) 883-0400
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME9.4 mi.(207) 883-6800
The Seasons Inn Of The Kennebunks55 York StKennebunk, ME9.8 mi.(207) 985-6100
The Captain Lord MansionKennebunkport, ME9.8 mi.(207) 967-3141
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME10.2 mi.(207) 883-0300
Nonantum Resort95 Ocean AveKennebunkport, ME10.3 mi.(800) 552-5651
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME10.4 mi.(207) 772-3450
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME10.4 mi.(207) 773-4400
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME10.5 mi.(207) 772-3838
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME10.5 mi.(207) 775-6161
Schooner Inn127 Ocean AveKennebunkport, ME10.6 mi.(207) 967-5333
The Colony Hotel144 Ocean Ave Box 511Kennebunkport, ME10.7 mi.(207) 967-4374
Best Western Merry Manor Inn700 Main StSouth Portland, ME10.7 mi.(207) 774-6151
Howard Johnson-s Portland675 Main StSouth Portland, ME10.7 mi.(207) 775-5343
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME10.9 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME10.9 mi.(207) 871-8000
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME11.3 mi.(207) 775-0409
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME12.4 mi.(207) 775-2200
Peter A Mckernan Hospitality CTR TheFort RdSouth Portand, ME12.4 mi.(207) 767-9672
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME13.3 mi.(207) 774-5611
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME13.4 mi.(207) 871-0611

Saco Weather & Climate

The southwestern coast of Maine, near "The Kennebunks" and the New Hampshire border, has a four season climate that is highly changeable, that is, it can go from sunny to stormy rather quickly. Generally, summers are a few degrees warmer than further up the coast, near Acadia National Park, however summer temperatures still seldom go above 80 degrees F. Thunderstorms are possible and fog is common along the coast in June, July and August. . The average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches. In September, clear, sunny days and cool nights bring on the spectacular colors of fall. Temperatures continue to cool down through October and November, with wintry weather arriving around Thanksgiving time. Winters are cold in Maine, but not unbearable, and the generally snow melts quickly in areas right along the coast.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 11°F 3.94 in. 34°F
February 34°F 13°F 3.41 in. 33°F
March 41°F 23°F 4.26 in. 37°F
April 51°F 32°F 4.33 in. 40°F
May 61°F 41°F 4.32 in. 49°F
June 70°F 51°F 3.38 in. 56°F
July 76°F 57°F 3.01 in. 60°F
August 75°F 55°F 3.02 in. 62°F
September 68°F 47°F 3.65 in. 59°F
October 58°F 35°F 4.77 in. 52°F
November 48°F 29°F 4.63 in. 47°F
December 37°F 18°F 4.35 in. 39°F

Saco Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 12 miles northeast of Saco in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 15 miles west of Saco in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 34 miles southwest of Saco in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 57 miles west of Saco in Concord, New Hampshire, and finally the Manchester airport (MHT) located about 63 miles southwest of Saco in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Saco Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME 
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME3.5 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME24.3 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA49.7 mi.
Story LandGlenNH56.0 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH62.3 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA65.5 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH72.5 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH81.6 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH81.6 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME 
Water CountryPortsmouthNH33.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME 
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME8.4 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME8.4 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME8.5 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME9.2 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME9.8 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME10.8 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME10.9 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME10.9 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME11.9 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME12.3 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME14.3 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME14.8 mi.
Sanford Golf ClubSanfordME17.1 mi.
Cape Neddick Country ClubOgunquitME20.4 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME22.2 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME23.2 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME24.1 mi.
Links at OutlookSouth BerwickME26.3 mi.
Sunningdale Golf ClubSomersworthNH26.7 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME26.8 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME28.3 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME40.6 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH48.4 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH57.7 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH57.8 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH61.2 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME63.5 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME64.8 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH71.1 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH71.9 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH72.8 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME73.0 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH76.3 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA81.1 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH82.1 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH82.5 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME84.3 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH87.6 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT101.7 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME101.8 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME101.8 mi.
State Parks
Ferry Beach State ParkME6.8 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME7.7 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME11.9 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME12.9 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME27.7 mi. 
Vaughan Woods State ParkME27.8 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME29.8 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME30.6 mi. 
Fort McClary State ParkME31.8 mi. 
Odiorne Point State ParkNH35.4 mi. 
Wentworth State ParkNH35.7 mi. 
Wallis Sands State ParkNH36.2 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME37.4 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME37.5 mi. 
Rye Harbor State ParkNH37.9 mi. 
Jenness Beach State ParkNH39.4 mi. 
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME9.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME14.0 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME14.5 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME14.5 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME14.5 mi.(History)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME26.0 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH38.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA84.9 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA84.9 mi.

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