Historic Old York
•CASTLE TUCKER | Wiscasset | Considered one of the most-intact Victorian Era homes in New England | historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/castle-tucker
•MUSEUMS OF OLD YORK | York | Thirty-seven period room settings in nine historic buildings in the nation's first chartered city (1641). | oldyork.org
•SABBATHDAY LAKE SHAKER VILLAGE | New Gloucester | America's only active Shaker community, maintaining a working farm and small-scale handcrafting workshops. | shaker.lib.me.us
•TATE HOUSE MUSEUM | Portland | Stay within city limits and learn about life in Portland in the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War. | tatehouse.org
•WASHBURN-NORLANDS LIVING HISTORY CENTER | Livermore | Living-history tours of a farming estate led by interpreters in period-appropriate (18th and 19th century) clothing. | norlands.org
•WILLOWBROOK VILLAGE | Newfield | A restored country village complete with two homes, their barns, a schoolhouse, and a millpond. | willowbrookmuseum.org
•LIGHTHOUSE TOURS | Saturdays, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland | Equal parts trip to the museum and trip to the beach, this climbable lighthouse has self-guided historical tours. | springpointledgelight.com (CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that these tours are free; the tours cost $5.)
Let your dog run off-leash
•BAXTER WOODS | Hartley St and Forest Ave, Portland | River views and rolling paths, a great place to start or end your Back Cove jaunt.
•HINCKLEY PARK | Highland Ave between Anthoine and Scamman, South Portland | Two ponds, open fields, and wooded glens.
•ROBINSON WOODS | Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth | Great paths and shady loops for walking.
•WILLARD BEACH | Willow St, South Portland | Only from 7 am-9 am and 7 pm-9 pm through the summer, but a fabulous strolling spot at dawn or sundown.
Don't pay a dime
•PORTLAND TRAILS | various locations across Portland | Portland's nonprofit urban land trust maintains 31 free-access trails for walking, hiking, running or biking — five even offer swimming. | trails.org
•SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK | Wed-Sat 7 pm, July 19- August 11, Deering Oaks Park, Portland | Birnam Wood do come to Deering Oaks with Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. (Donations are welcome!) | fenixtheatre.com