Peaks Island is pretty sweet to see, even in the off-season. You can explore Battery Steele, climb the coastal rocks, roam the quiet streets, and take a few turns on the rope swing.
Holt Pond Preserve is a scenic and quiet place with an impressive diversity of terrain. You can wander through forest,
Dodge Point has 6.1 miles of trails and they're all lovely. (But come on, that Shore Trail, with its pine needle floor and that view of the Damariscotta River, is just perfect.)
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.
Situated on the edge of the Bangor City Forest, the Orono Bog features a one-mile boardwalk loop trail that begins in forest and then strikes out over the peatland.
Active ways to explore Maine, whether you're visiting Maine for a short time or you live here all year long. Hike, bike, paddle, and walk - and make brag-worthy memories along the way.
The full moon is a fine time to be outside - paddling the marsh, hiking a trail, or wandering the dark streets of an historic village. And you can do all of these things on Friday, June 9, when the full moon makes its grand appearance.
Whether you're looking for fitness pals or people to hike or paddle with, Meetup.com has a lot of options. There are groups for runners and groups for walkers looking to get moving at an accessible pace. There's a paddling group and a weekly paddleboard meetup and a couple of meetups for rock climbers (or people wanting to become rock climbers).