The 1-mile trail begins in the woods before the boardwalk begins, winding its way through the trees until the views open up in the bog and the boardwalk can shoot out straight ahead. It's mostly flat the whole way, making this trek an easy walk/hike for folks who want to take in the Maine outdoors in leisurely fashion.
You know who loves winter walks in the snow? The goats at Ten Apple Farm in Gray. And you're welcome to join them during their afternoon meandering in the woods during a Goat Hike.
Hike and Sauna Saturday combines a scenic mountain ascent and ends with you contentedly sweating your brains out in a sauna in the Maine woods.
During our visit to the 96-acre Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, we didn't intend to go poking around inside the hideout (and history) of a murderer. That just sort of happened.
The wonders of Rangeley. There are way too many to count - and certainly too many to experience in a five-day camping trip - but I did my best last month to cram in as much hiking, paddling, and waterfall-hunting as I could.
There are 10 miles of trails here, including 3.5 miles of coastal trail, where you can look down into the Bay of Fundy from atop the cliffs or walk through meadows of chest-high flowers before ducking back onto the tree-covered trail.
Do mountain pose ON A MOUNTAIN! Hike Mount Agamenticus in York and enjoy yoga on the summit, under the open sky. Yoga on York leads hiking yoga every other Sunday all summer.
Woods are good. Water views are wonderful. Toss in a fairy house village and you've got yourself a fine hiking adventure. The Cliff Trail in Harpswell is a splendid 2.3-mile loop that runs along Strawberry Creek on one side and has stunning views of Long Reach from 150-foot cliffs on the other side. (With a scenic, roosty hike in between.)
This family-focused park off Cotton Road has seven miles of easy-going trails, as well as two regulation softball diamonds, picnic areas, and swimming ponds. But the neatest thing at Beaver Park, in my pull-up-fantasizing opinion, is the one-mile fitness trail, complete with 70s-era workout stations.
Late fall is an ideal time to visit Maine Huts and Trails. It's self-service season, which means you'll bring and prepare your own food, and the rates are much lower, too.