Hatchet Mountain Preserve, Hope

This is a quick .6-mile trail to a pretty lookout. You can go farther, to the summit, but the views are not as grand. There are radio towers at the top, and someone has flagged a rough path (with ribbon) over the other side of the mountain. If you do this, you have to walk back to the parking lot along the road. This 27-acre preserve is maintained by the Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

Directions: From Camden, follow Washington Street/Route 105 out of Camden to Hope Center. Take a left onto Hatchet Mountain Road and drive just over 1/2 mile. The small 2-3 car parking lot for the Preserve is located on the right-hand side of the road.