Osgood Trail, Surry

My impression when I visited this sweet 1-mile trail was you’re likely have the place to yourself. You can drive to the right of...

Jordan Homestead, Ellsworth

The 1.1-mile walk at the old Jordan Homestead begins in a field, close to the Jordan family graveyard. The path quickly passes a vegetable...

Branch Lake Public Forest, Ellsworth

You can do two great loops in this 240-acre public forest on paths that wander to marshes and through old forests to the quiet...

Greely Woods, Cumberland

The lucky people who live adjacent to this 40-acre municipal forest and well-marked trail system have a wild and beautiful backyard. Several of the...

Mt. Blue State Park X-C Trails, Weld

My map is incomplete. I hope to complete it soon! Meanwhile, I’ve included a photo of the trail map below (with both snowshoe and...

Town Forest Trails, Topsham

This is one of the public trails the town lists on its website, but the trail system is not blazed and doesn’t seem frequently...

Androscoggin Riverwalk, Topsham

Both kids and grandparents should appreciate this in-town walk that includes a paved walking trail along the Androscoggin River and by the thundering hydroelectric...

Rutherford Island Preserve, South Bristol

This is a short trail — .4 miles one way — but it offers a lot of beauty. The forest trail, which culminates in...

Cosima’s Preserve, Bristol

The trail map to this 44.5-acre preserve promises a “ledge,” without more explanation. But despite its unprepossessing name, the ledge is one of the...

Morgan Meadows, Raymond

Trails in orange are footpaths; trails in blue are wider dirt tracks Morgan Meadows is a 1,251-acre wildlife management area, overseen by the state. Like...