Penobscot River Trails, Grindstone

My map is not yet complete! Cross-country ski lovers in Maine must try to visit Penobscot River Trails just north of Millinocket. It may...

Rotary Centennial and Peter Garrett Trails, Benton/Winslow

This extended joined trail along the Kennebec River is beloved by locals and the subject of some fantastic photography posted on the Kennebec Messalonskee...

Stillwater River Trail, Orono

I had no idea that this riverside trail transforms from bucolic place to stroll, by day, into dazzling array of sparkling holiday lights by...

Davis Conservation Easement, Orono

This 33-acre Orono Land Trust property has the best kind of trail system — a simple loop! Of just about 1 mile. This means...

Pump Box Brook Preserve, Shapleigh

When I visited in the winter of 2024, you could walk two trails at this peaceful 78-acre preserve, protected by Three Rivers Land Trust....

Old Boston Preserve, Ogunquit

The 156 acres at this Great Works Regional Land Trust preserve offer a satisfying figure-eight double loop walk (the best trail shape!) and beautiful,...

Buck Hill Conservation Area, Veazie

The town of Veazie protects and manages this 64-acre preserve, with help from volunteers. The access road through Greystone Trailer Park on Mutton Lane,...

Blue Heron Preserve, Scarborough

A pocket preserve, Blue Heron offers an easy-to-access and easy-to-manage 0.2-mile trail (one way) to a little overlook of the Nonesuch River. This tiny...

Cascade and Saxl Parks, Bangor

Cascade and Saxl are two parks with different characters attached by a short trail. Cascade is small (7.4 acres) and situated on a hill...

Brown Woods, Bangor

These are, indeed, brown woods! Majestic brown woods with tall white pines that will hopefully survive a few more generations. The wide, flat, even...