Underwood Springs Forest, Falmouth

This is a great preserve to have in the neighborhood, and a great preserve for the students at the abutting Friends School. The two...

High School Mousam Way trails, Sanford

These are amazing trails, maintained by Sanford Trails, that are wheelchair accessible and really lovely and quiet. They mainly follow old dirt roads that...

Androscoggin Woods, Topsham

We visited the day before this Brunswick Topsham Land Trust preserve officially opened, and the land stewards were putting the final touches on this...

Grimes Park, Vinalhaven

Grimes Park is a tiny park with short trails and great views of the cove and harbor. You can explore the park and have...

Starboard Rock Sanctuary, Vinalhaven

I love the way Vinalhaven Land Trust introduces this preserve on its pamphlet: “Welcome to one of the most dramatic promontories on the Maine...

Eleanor Campbell Preserve, Vinalhaven

The quiet cobble beach on Polly Cove is surprisingly beautiful and big, at low tide at least! The path from the designated parking area...

Lower Mill River Preserve, Vinalhaven

The Vinalhaven Land Trust has helped protected about 108 acres of land in this area, a region that encompasses the Round Pond Trail, Fish...

Perry Creek Conservation Area, Vinalhaven

Perry Creek Conservation Area trails in blue; Middle Mountain trails in red The largest contiguous protected area on the island, the 600-acre Perry Creek...

Middle Mountain Town Park, Vinalhaven

Middle Mountain trails in red; Perry Creek Conservation Area trails in blue I believe this 75-acre park is probably beautiful to visit no matter...

Marcuse Wetlands Preserve, Vinalhaven

The ferns had slipped from bright green to light yellow, mint, and chestnut brown on a recent autumn day. The Vinalhaven Land Trust explains...