Moxie Mountain, Caratunk

I found this 2,948-foot mountain to be oddly futuristic. But also beautiful, with stunning views! And the one trail we took to the summit,...

Pierce Pond Stream Falls and Gorge, near Bingham

No matter if you go for a shorter or a longer walk on this approximately 3.5-mile section of the Appalachian Trail, you will get...

Number Five Mountain, near Jackman

Though it has a an austere, colorless name, this 3,186-foot mountain in the Leuthold Forest Preserve offers lovely views for not too much effort....

Morrill-Stillings Farm, Falmouth

From Babbidge Road, walk .2 miles to the trailhead kiosk and a .8-mile loop. The preserve is meant to be a bird sanctuary and...

Austin Gorge, Moscow

Like many sites in this area, if you have a sturdy, high-clearance vehicle, you can erase what there is of a walk to whatever...

Owl’s Head Trail, Jackman

You will want to pull off from Route 201 to check out this rest area and its fabulous view southwest over the islands speckled...

Burnt Jacket Mountain, near Jackman

There is no trailhead sign for this popular local mountain, but the path is both easy to find and to follow. Once you’re on...

Forest Hills Nature Trail, Jackman

We found this .4-mile trail behind Forest Hills Consolidated School to be quite charming and well maintained. You’ll see the trailhead kiosk to the...

Houston Brook Falls, Bingham

Houston Brook Falls makes for lovely photos in the fall, when it’s framed by colorful leaves, but it also must make for great swimming...

Pleasant Pond Mountain, The Forks and Caratunk

If you have a choice of mountains in this area, I really recommend Mosquito or Moxie Bald or even Coburn over Pleasant. But to...