George Gould Nature Trail, Waldoboro

Behind the currently shuttered AD Gray middle school is a rather nice, short loop trail, just under one mile, that brings you through the...

Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth

This hugely popular park is free and allows dogs (which can even be off leash in a designated area at the far southern end...

Woodman Preserve, Falmouth

This 6.6-acre preserve offers a pleasant couple of loops in the woods — a great spot for locals to pop into nature for a short...

Trundy Point, Cape Elizabeth

Trundy Point isn’t so much a place to walk as it is a spot to visit. The point’s small cove and beach, and massive...

Waynflete Athletic Fields, Portland

Waynflete trails in red; Fore River Trails in blue When the gates are opened to the private school’s playing fields and tennis courts on...

Jennie and Isaac E. Willey Recreation Area, Scarborough

This quiet park, tucked away by the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge at the end of Tenney Lane, has an unmarked .4 mile path that...

Rocky Ridge Fitness Trail, Sedgwick

This is a charming .8-mile loop near the Sedgwick Elementary School that has the most nice-looking fitness equipment that I have seen! The rings...

Wildlands (Hothole Valley), Orland

My map is not complete—it’s missing most importantly Flag Hill Path and Oak Hill path, some tote roads and other footpaths. About two decades...

Trenton Community Trail, Trenton

We snowshoed here after fresh snow, and it was beautiful. Don’t miss the .2-mile spur to the boardwalk and viewing platform, where you can...

Ellsworth Trail, Ellsworth

The paved 1.3 mile urban trail is tucked behind roads and runs alongside the train tracks. The best place to park is Ellsworth High...