Two of Maine's best kept secrets: Jasper Beach and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope
Jasper Beach is one of those unique places in the world where sea and rocks combine to make an exciting adventure of rock picking. The entire one-half mile beach is literally a massive sand dune of one-of-a-kind smooth rocks of every shape, size, and color.
Even in mid July, one would expect to see hundreds of people scouring the beach for a piece of prized Jasper or just adding to their unique collections. Instead, less than a dozen cars were in the parking lot!
As uncrowded as Jasper Beach may be as compared to the commercial visitor spots in Maine, it is not without its share of blood thirsty mosquitoes and black flies in season. However, most Mainers and knowledgeable visitors have a bottle of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope with them. Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years! The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detect the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe. If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!
Enjoy Jasper Beach and Welcome to Maine