Virgil Parris Forest Trails, Buckfield

This is a really great double-trail walk to do in the winter, when South Pond is frozen and you can head across the ice...

Roberts Farm, Norway

This is a great local resource — about five miles of groomed trails for nordic skiing, and another trail (Noyes Trail — which I haven’t...

Carter’s X-C Ski Center, Oxford

This is a flat, nice place to ski, but when I went, they had only groomed a 5-kilometer loop, maybe because the snow conditions...

Farwell Forest, Cumberland

The trails in Cumberland, Falmouth, and Windham are very well connected, either by footpath or snowmobile trail. In my map above, Knight’s Pond Preserve...

Ducktrap River Preserve and Tanglewood Trails, Lincolnville

The 1,140-acre Ducktrap River Preserve and the large trail system around 940-acre Tanglewood Camp are two different areas, but I am putting them together in one...

Community Wellness Trail, Rockport

This was a surprisingly lovely 1.5-mile looped trail, with ocean views, around Pen Bay Medical Center. The track is wide, and groomed (or rather...

Wells Recreation Department Trails, Wells

At this plentiful town park (it has a playground, ball fields, an ice skating rink, snack stand, etc.), you can take a pleasant one-mile...

Trout Brook Nature Area, South Portland

I saw quite an array of birds in this small, lovingly tended “pocket” park. The trails are well built, there is a sturdy bridge...

Grover-Herrick Preserve, North Berwick

This is an easy 1-mile loop in the woods, protected by Great Works Regional Land Trust, with a bench overlooking a fairly well-developed part...

Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area, North Berwick

Even before you start this hike, you get some great views along the access road to the trail, on Fox Farm Hill Road. The...