Hogback Mountain, Montville

Frye Mountain in yellow, Hogback Mountain in blue, Bog Brook Preserve in green (unfinished) The approximately 2.5-mile hike to the view on Hogback Mountain...

Porter Preserve, Searsmount

This preserve offers a .1 mile trail to a spot along the Georges River. Directions: From the center of Searsmont (Fraternity Village Store), head...

Little River Community Trail and Howard School Trails, Belfast

I hugely enjoyed hiking this 5.2-mile trail, which starts (or ends) at the Belfast Water District on Route 1 and ends at the University...

Rail Trail Along the Passagassawakeag, Belfast

I like the long name of this shortish but delightful river path. This roughly 3-mile trail is very wheelchair/stroller accessible, with a smooth covering...

Haystack Mountain, Liberty

This little mountain can be a gorgeous hike — when the owner of the summit with expansive views — allows walkers onto his blueberry barrens....

Oak Point Farm, Boothbay

This former saltwater farm, with mowed fields leading to a protected cove, with a pond and apple orchards and beautiful views all around, is...

Mt. Ararat School Trails, Topsham

These trails feel a bit unloved. The high school cross-country team must run here as roots have been spray painted white. And I saw...

Nelson Nature Preserve, Friendship

This Audubon preserve is filled with what I once heard described as “moss gardens.” Blankets of unbroken spongy moss covers large areas of the...

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:...

Rockland Harbor Trail, Rockland

Eventually the town, I believe, plans to expand this little seaside trail to a 5.5 mile path. The small section that is fully off-road...