Holt Mill Pond Preserve, Stonington

After years of looking, I finally walked the Holt Mill Pond Preserve in Stonington, with the help of a knowledgeable local. Sadly, the trail...

North Crocker, South Crocker, and Sugarloaf Mountains, Carrabassett Valley

If you’re doing this loop, bring plenty of water and be prepared for a long, hard day. It’s about 14 miles from the trailhead...

Negutaquit Nature Trails, North Berwick

The trails behind North Berwick Primary School are pretty and exuberantly blazed, with large, colorful wooden blocks affixed to trees. The children at this...

Madeline Blaisdell Walking Trails, North Berwick

There are two loops at this town property: The 0.48-mile “upper loop,” which is crushed gravel and wheelchair accessible, circles the playing fields. It’s...

Fuller Forest Preserve, York

(Fuller Forest in Blue, Norton Preserve in orange) You can go for a satisfyingly long walk through the woods on these two connected preserves—one...

Cliff Walk, York

The trail connects to Fisherman’s Walk and Steedman Woods. I’ve marked the Cliff Walk in yellow. The Cliff Walk is an absolutely gorgeous one-way...

Holden Nature Trails, Holden

This town trail network is a fantastic resource for people who live nearby. The trails are mostly wide, flat, and easy — except for...

Richardson Tract, Orrington

In June, 2021, we found the best-kept part of this park right at the start, where a wide, mowed path dips down through a...

Bald Bluff Mountain, Amherst

Bald Bluff, a 1,011-foot mountain, is part of the Amherst Mountains Community Forest — a fantastic public resource and very big for Maine, almost...

Little Peaked and Big Peaked Mountains, Clifton

These two small mountains (905 feet and 1,152 feet) offer an enjoyable conjoined hike. Because the views are lovely from both open, ledgy summits,...