Blackcap Mountain and Fitts Pond, Eddington

Blackcap Mountain is a 1,018-foot mountain with a long ridgeline. The elevation gain is about 800 feet. I recommend walking beyond the summit towers,...

Kenduskeag Stream and Bangor Waterfront Trails, Bangor

These are two different urban (and quasi-urban) trails that meet up for a 3.3-mile walk one way. (I say quasi-urban because the Kenduskeag Stream...

Woodchuck Hill, Eddington

Woodchuck Hill is a small mountain—815 feet—but it packs a fairly big adventure because one of the routes to the summit goes up a...

Brewer Riverwalk, Brewer

The two riverside walks of Bangor and Brewer lie opposite one another, across the Penobscot River. If you’re ambitious, you can combine them for...

Eagle Bluff, Clifton

The 900-foot Eagle Bluff is wonderful whether you’re up high—and standing at the open top, looking out over expansive views—or you’re low, standing at...

Sunset Ledge (or Rock), Dedham

This isn’t much of a walk as it is a destination. After driving up a long, windy, steep road, you come to a dead...

Bald Mountain, Dedham

While the trail isn’t signed or blazed, it’s very easy to follow the trail to the top of the 1,260-foot mountain. Right from the...

Essex Woods, Bangor

There are the official trails here, nicely marked with signs, and then there are quite a few scraggly unofficial trails. So it’s possible to...

Central Penjajawoc Preserve, Bangor

When I walked this preserve in late November, after a light snow, the trails were really quite wet. (That photo of grayness below is...

Messalonskee Stream Trail, Oakland

When you’re starting from the southern trailhead, off Kennedy Memorial Drive, the first three-quarters of the Messalonskee Stream Trail is by far the most...