Thurston Park, China

Finding this tucked-away park is half the fun—or challenge!—of exploring it. After driving down a lovely farm road (Yorktown Road) with long views, the...

China School’s Forest, China

This is a fanciful and delightful short trail system for children. People with a lot of imagination—and good building skills, as well as knowledge...

Nature Trails at Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick

These are some of the nicest—and most varied—”wellness” trails I’ve hiked around hospitals. It’s common for hospitals—bastions of health!—to make walking trails around their...

Monhegan Island Trails

(My map is incomplete!) Almost three-quarters of the 513-acre Monhegan Island—that is, roughly 350 acres of headlands, forests, rocky shore and pebbled pocket coves—are...

Coubers Brook Trail, Wilton

This .2-mile narrow path is just a bit too short to amount to a proper walk, but for all that it is lacking in...

Kineowatha Park, Wilton

Kineowatha Park‘s trails are a bit tangled up with a disc golf course, making the forested trail system a bit hard to figure out...

Avery Peak, West Peak, and the Horns, Bigelow Preserve, near Carrabassett Valley

Map shows Bigelow Preserve trails (except for Safford Brook Trail.) The Avery-West-Horns loop is marked in red. Based on the numbers of people hiking...

Narrows Preserve, Islesboro

A .5-mile loop takes you through woods with views of the cove. Some of the nicest view are where you park your car along...

Herbert Preserve, Islesboro

Two short loops bring walkers along the forested edges of the tidal Mill Pond. The west loop is .7 miles, and the eastern loop...

Hutchins Island and Marsh Preserve, Islesboro

It’s super important you read the fine print on the land trust’s instructions to this preserve and park on Bluff Road. There is a...