Harkness Preserve, Rockport

Set amid a little neighborhood, this Coastal Mountains Land Trust preserve trail winds through forest before coming out to a delightful spot overlooking Rockport Harbor. Someone has created, with what must have been quite a bit of effort, a stone patio and a stone throne.

Directions: From Camden, take Route 1 south, turning left onto Pascal Avenue. Turn right onto School Street, then turn right onto Spruce Street. About 100 yards up Spruce Street is the preserve parking, marked by a sign.