Armbrust Hill Town Park, Vinalhaven

This lovely 30-acre hilltop preserve will appeal to children. It has old quarry blocks and rock ledges for scrambling on, the cute Trolley Pond...

The Basin Preserve trails, Vinalhaven

Map shows four trail systems in the Basin Preserve: Granite Island trail is blue; Wharf Quarry Road trail is red; Folly Pond trail is...

Isle Au Haut Mountain Town Park, Vinalhaven

Hm, after visiting this town park, I’m left a bit confused by the experience. First off, we found it difficult to find since there...

Huber Preserve, Vinalhaven

A .7-mile trail takes you to a delightful half-mile loop along the shores of the protected and largely undeveloped Seal Bay. Directions: From Vinalhaven’s...

Arey’s Neck Woods and Geary’s Beach, Vinalhaven

At this protected public area, you can walk .2 miles along Geary’s Beach and out onto Arey’s Neck—a beautiful, fragile spot with one picnic...

Lane’s Island Preserve, Vinalhaven

I haven’t yet explored the whole of Vinalhaven, but this 45-acre preserve on a small island bluff is exceptionally beautiful. It’s not to be...

Blackcap Mountain and Fitts Pond, Eddington

Blackcap Mountain is a 1,018-foot mountain with a long ridgeline. The elevation gain is about 800 feet. I recommend walking beyond the summit towers,...

Kenduskeag Stream and Bangor Waterfront Trails, Bangor

These are two different urban (and quasi-urban) trails that meet up for a 3.3-mile walk one way. (I say quasi-urban because the Kenduskeag Stream...

Woodchuck Hill, Eddington

Woodchuck Hill is a small mountain—815 feet—but it packs a fairly big adventure because one of the routes to the summit goes up a...

Brewer Riverwalk, Brewer

The two riverside walks of Bangor and Brewer lie opposite one another, across the Penobscot River. If you’re ambitious, you can combine them for...