Wells Recreation Department Trails, Wells

At this plentiful town park (it has a playground, ball fields, an ice skating rink, snack stand, etc.), you can take a pleasant one-mile...

Trout Brook Nature Area, South Portland

I saw quite an array of birds in this small, lovingly tended “pocket” park. The trails are well built, there is a sturdy bridge...

Grover-Herrick Preserve, North Berwick

This is an easy 1-mile loop in the woods, protected by Great Works Regional Land Trust, with a bench overlooking a fairly well-developed part...

Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area, North Berwick

Even before you start this hike, you get some great views along the access road to the trail, on Fox Farm Hill Road. The...

Mousam Way South Trail, Sanford

At this little walk, you can span the length of a wetland on a solidly built bridge. The rest of the trail follows the...

Harris Farm, Dayton

The map above shows the perimeter trails at the farm. There are lots more trails here! This is a fabulous place to ski. The...

Appalachian Mountain Club Wilderness Lodges, near Greenville

The map above shows my January, 2018, route from the winter parking lot to Little Lyford Lodge and Gorman Chairback Lodge, a two-night trip....

Smiling Hill Farm, Westbrook

This is a great farm, especially for kids to visit in the summer. It’s nice to have a big system (roughly 15 miles of...

Lost Valley Nordic Trails, Auburn

This is a wonderful place to x-c ski. It is quiet, peaceful, and well-groomed by volunteers from the Auburn Nordic Ski Association. You can...

Riverside Golf Course, Portland

This is a winter (snow) only place — a riverside golf course owned by the city that is converted into a rather lovely nordic skiing...