Murray Preserve, Lincolnville
When I visited this beautiful place, a few people were sitting in their parked cars eating their lunches. This is such a Maine scene: people want to enjoy the beauty everywhere, but it’s too cold to actually spend long outside! Murray Preserve is more of a destination than a hiking spot. It is just 10 acres and there is no trail. But you can mosey down the cobblestone beach — watch your step — for a little ways. I wasn’t sure where the preserve boundary ended, but I turned around when I reached the houses.
Directions: The preserve is at end of Howe Point Road, off of Route 1.