You don't have to go all the way out west to see a desert. There's one right here in Maine!

I had heard of The Desert Of Maine, but sadly had never visited it. So the weekend, a friend and I decided to take a trip to Freeport to see what it was all about!

The Desert of Maine is a 40-acre tract of exposed glacial silt (a sand-like substance, but finer-grained than sand) in the middle of a pine forest. Crazy, huh?

It was caused in part by overgrazing by sheep. It became a tourist attraction in 1925.

When we arrived, we were disappointed to see that The Desert Of Maine was still closed for the season. However, the good news is that it opens for the season on Friday!