Puzzle Mountain, Newry

This is a beautiful and well-hiked mountain with spectacular views from its 3,133-foot summit. The 3-mile trail to the top is fairly gradual and...

Old Blue Mountain, near Andover

The 3,600-foot summit of Old Blue is part of the Appalachian Trail. Because the summit is not clear of trees and shrubs, it is not...

Speck Ponds Trail System, Albany and Norway

The trail system here takes walkers to two quiet, undeveloped ponds, Speck and Lower Speck ponds. Based on the number of gnawed trees and...

French Falls Recreation Area, Jay

Parts of this 30-acre riverside park are really charming. I recommend you begin your walk on the blue trails, they take you to some...

Foothills Land Conservancy, Wilton

I am sure this preserve, which includes open meadows, wetlands, and thickets of trees, is a birding paradise! I visited close to dusk, when...

Foundry Trail, Livermore Falls

This isn’t a terribly exciting trail — it doesn’t include nearly enough views of the river — but it is paved and universally accessible, so...

North Jay White Granite Park, Jay

For relatively little effort, you can get a fine view over the quarry if you hike up the a quarter of a mile away...

Jay Recreational Trails, Jay

The best part of this town-owned trail system is the vista at the trailhead and parking area at the end of Watertower Lane. You...

Saint Joseph’s College trails, Standish

The cross-country trails around campus are well taken care of, and smooth and wide enough for wheelchairs (if you can handle an occasional rock, root,...

Mt. Abraham ‘Abram,’ Mt. Abram Township

Climbing this mountain via the 3.9-mile Fire Warden’s Trail, the most popular way to summit, will take a good chunk of the day (at...