Thompson’s Point Fore River Trail, Portland

This is a delightful off-road urban trail, with bridges and river views, that begins (or ends) at Thompson’s Point. For those who don’t know...

Little Ponds Preserve, Harpswell

This 22-acre preserve near Hen Cove has a quarter-mile trail with an overlook of a pretty cattail marsh. Directions: From Cook’s Corner in Brunswick,...

Capitol Park, Augusta

I almost felt like I was strolling in the Jardin des Tuileries here, with its wide esplanade (or, rather, allée!) between rows of trees...

Davidson Nature Preserve, Vassalboro

The fields at this preserve are beautiful, and were filled with birdsong on the day we visited. The property includes blueberry fields, forests, and...

Vassalboro Town Forest Trail, Vassalboro

To take a break from the local little league game, you can do a short walk in the woods behind the athletic fields. You’ll...

Vassalboro Community School Trail, Vassalboro

This very short trail appears to be well used by the schoolchildren. And there is a nice boardwalk across the swampy area to a...

Spectacle Pond, Vassalboro

A .7-mile trail takes you to the edge of a quiet, undeveloped pond. There is a small clearing with a firepit at the trail...

Augusta Greenway Trail, Augusta

Blue trails represent the Kennebec Rail Trail; green trails are the Greenway Trail This is a wonderful extension of sorts to the fabulous Kennebec...

Acadia National Park at Schoodic Peninsula, Winter Harbor

The national park on Schoodic Peninsula is a little sibling of sorts to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. While Schoodic is popular,...

Old Chapman Farm, Bucksport

To reach the loop trail protected by Great Pond Conservation Trust, I recommend hiking or biking the 1.1-ish miles to the trailhead. Only drive...