Highland Research Forest, Bridgton

The 400 acres here are part of the watershed for Sebago Lake, I believe, based on my reading of this map by the Lakes...

Peabody-Fitch Woods and the Narramissic Farm, Bridgton

The trails at this extraordinary Western Foothills Land Trust property give you the chance to go for a walk and visit the Bridgton Historical...

Southpoint Sanctuary, Biddeford

This pocket sanctuary doesn’t really qualify as a walk, but though it is small, it has a beautiful boardwalk to Fortunes Rocks Beach. So...

Welch Woods, Arundel

This small Arundel Conservation Trust preserve offers a delightful half-mile walk through the woods to a quiet spot on the Kennebunk River. You can...

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center trail, Scarborough

I don’t always include on this site very short trails — this one is just about .3 miles long, with an extra leg stretching...

Blue Point Preserve, Scarborough

At the scenic point of this small 14-acre Scarborough Land Trust preserve, you can sit on a bench and look out over the marsh’s...

Thurston Park, China

Finding this tucked-away park is half the fun—or challenge!—of exploring it. After driving down a lovely farm road (Yorktown Road) with long views, the...

China School’s Forest, China

This is a fanciful and delightful short trail system for children. People with a lot of imagination—and good building skills, as well as knowledge...

Nature Trails at Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick

These are some of the nicest—and most varied—”wellness” trails I’ve hiked around hospitals. It’s common for hospitals—bastions of health!—to make walking trails around their...

Monhegan Island Trails

My map is incomplete! Almost three-quarters of the 513-acre Monhegan Island—that is, roughly 350 acres of headlands, forests, rocky shore and pebbled pocket coves—are...