Hurricane Valley Farm, Falmouth

The .8-mile trail makes a loop around this 62-acre farm’s fields. Because the trail is grassy, I found it to be quite tick-laden during...

Broad Cove Reserve, Cumberland

The main attraction here is a thin, sandy beach edges with marine grasses, but there are also walking paths here. To access the beach...

Otter Brook Preserve, Harpswell

This preserve has two loops making up a 1.6-mile trail system. It appears to me, based on an untrained eye, that the forest here...

Darling Marine Center, South Bristol

The wonderful Darling Marine Center, a hub of marine research and education — an education that includes talks and events open to the public,...

Hilton-Winn Preserve, York

This varied preserve has many lovely highlights; “a mosaic of landscapes,” describes the York Land Trust. Although the whole preserve is worth exploring, if...

Folly Pond in the York Watershed, York

The protected land of the York watershed is a wonderful place to explore. While most of the trails in the district are wide tracks more...

Mountain Division Trail, Fryeburg

The roughly 4-mile “rail to trail” in Fryeburg is pleasant. The paved walkway is in good shape, and despite being somewhat close to Route...

Perley Mills Community Forest, Denmark and Bridgton

This map is incomplete. While there are no footpaths here (yet?), I think one of the best ways for hikers to enjoy this large...

Perley Pond-Northwest River Preserve, Sebago

There isn’t a walking path on this rectangular preserve that includes frontage on the Northwest River and Perley Pond. Instead, you can walk a...

Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve, Lovell

This 802-acre preserve encompasses three little hills — two with decent views — and two ponds. In between, there are miles of forested trails...