Scott’s Landing, Deer Isle

The Island Heritage Trust says this is one of the island’s best places for birding, and was once a productive spot for Native Americans...

Shore Acres Preserve, Deer Isle

There are nice views here, out over Greenlaw Cove. And as you walk through the forest, alongside the coastline, light filters through the forest...

Hatch Cove and Schumacher Preserve, Castine

Perhaps the neatest part of this preserve is the nearby beach on Wadsworth Cove and the tidal swimming pool behind it. When I visited...

Crockett Cove Woods, Stonington

Come here for the quiet, and for a walk in a forest layered in a blanket of moss. At the start of the trail,...

Big Falls Preserve, New Gloucester and Auburn

After parking at the spot where a paved road turns into a dirt one, and walking .3 miles along the discontinued Woodman Road, you’ll...

Patten Stream Preserve, Surry

Patten Stream is beautiful in the winter, when it is lined with ice sculptures. It’s probably charming all year round! The trail winds along...

Harriman Point, Brooklin

This is a remarkable 138-acre preserve, protected by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, where you can walk from secluded beach to secluded beach. The trail...

Pine Hill Preserve, Deer Isle

A .1-mile dirt road takes you to an open area in front of the Pine Hill ledge face, impressively jagged and painted with graffiti....

Carter Nature Preserve, Furth Wildlife and Talalay Nature Sanctuaries, Surry

A trail winds through all three of these preserves for walk that combines forest, meadow, and sea. I started on the Carter side, which...

Hundred Acre Wood, Brooklin

Yes, this preserve is named after Winnie the Pooh’s beloved habitat! The pleasing trail does in fact take you through a bit over one...