Glassface Ledges Trail, Rumford

I love the name of this trail; it makes the hike so enticing! The views from the “glassy” ledge are remarkable, as you gaze...

Bald and Speckled Mountains, Peru and Woodstock

This is a really satisfying hike: you get a blood-pumping climb, but it’s not too terribly strenuous; you get lovely views from two mountains,...

Sugarloaf Mountain, Dixfield

The little mountains (really mounds) around Rumford look unusual. They’re conical forested humps, and remind me a bit of hills I saw in Vietnam....

Swift River Trail, Rumford

This half-mile trail is paved and wheelchair accessible. It meanders along the shallow Swift River, edging the municipal park, Hosmer Field Park. It is...

Recreational Park Nature Trail, Greene

I didn’t expect this little town trail to be as pleasant as it was. Next to the playground and fields is a trailhead kiosk...

Mt. Pisgah Conservation Area, Winthrop

If you didn’t know the reference already, Pisgah (which means “lookout” in Hebrew) is the name of the spot on Mt. Nebo where Moses...

“A” Trail, Rome

Round Top Mountain in blue; A Trail in orange; trail to the lake in pink The A Trail, which shares a parking lot with...

Maranacook Community School Trails, Readfield

Readfield Fairground trails in blue; Maranacook Community School trails in red The trail system here — for hiking, running, and cross-country skiing — connects...

Massabesic Experimental Forest, Alfred

Blazed walking paths in blue; unmarked walking paths in pink; old road in green This experimental forest, which is used by the U.S. Forest...

Curtis Homestead Conservation Area, Leeds

From the parking area, you can choose one of three grassy trails that lead through pretty fields before heading into the woods. You can...