Introduction to Biddeford, Maine
Originally, the Abenaki Indian's Sokokis tribe fished and hunted in this area. Biddeford included both sides of the Saco River in 1653 and was incorporated as the independent town of Saco by the Massachusetts General Court. The town came to be known as Biddeford in 1718 and was incorporated as a city in 1855.
Biddeford and nearby Attractions
- Biddeford Shopping Center
- Hills Beach
- Clifford Park
- Saco Museum
Things To Do In Biddeford
The Five Points Shopping Center and the Biddeford Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Parks like the Clifford Park and the Saint Louis Field come with various recreational facilities. One can also plan a day trip to the Saco Museum. Freddy Beach, Fortunes Rocks Beach and the Hills Beach are popular destinations and attract a number of tourists. Each June, the La Kermesse Festival is hosted by the city.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Biddeford Higher Education
The University of New England-University Campus is located in the city. Other institutes offering higher educational facilities include Northern Essex Community College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus and Saint Joseph’s College.