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Looking for the best chillin in Maine? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Maine. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Chillin Spots in and near Maine

  • South Portland, Maine

    Spring Point Lighthouse

    4.7
    1 mi / 39 ft gain
    Being a less popular lighthouse out of the many in the greater Portland area, parking is easy and crowds are limited. Parking at Fort Prebble is ideal for a short walk to the lighthouse. Completed in 1897, off the shoreline of Fort Prebble, Spring Point is a unique lighthouse with huge importanc...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Harbor Shore Path

    4.0
    1.22 mi / 30 ft gain
    The Bar Harbor shore path is a simple walking trail that runs along the eastern shore of Mt. Desert Island. There's little to no elevation change since it's on the water's edge, but the views of this picturesque harbor are always worthwhile.  Despite being a mellow walk, this is something you re...
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  • Old Orchard Beach, Maine

    Photograph Sunrise at the Old Orchard Beach Pier

    5.0
    Few things create a more dramatic scene for a sunrise than a pier spanning out into the water, and the one in Old Orchard Beach is pretty iconic. Normally the area is pretty packed, and it can be tough to find a parking spot (especially in the summer). But at sunrise, there is just you, the beach...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Relax at Little Hunters Beach

    5.0
    Little Hunters Beach is a hidden gem in Acadia National Park.  It’s the perfect place to get away from the crowds and listen to the crashing waves and the crackling of the cobblestones.  You might be tempted to venture in to the water, but beware – cool waters and strong currents do not make this...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    5.0
    Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime of the day.  We went during off season (no reserva...
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  • Bingham, Maine

    Houston Brook Falls

    4.7
    0.37 mi / 79 ft gain
    Houston Brook Falls is a 32-foot waterfall that flows into the Kennebec River. The hike usually takes about 15 mins roundtrip, but more time can be spent at the falls.   The Trail From the parking lot there is a small trail to the left. The trail is unmarked, but visible and easy enough to foll...
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  • Ogunquit, Maine

    Watch the Sunrise from the Marginal Way Trail

    5.0
    2 mi / 70 ft gain
    Park near the Oceanside Oarweed restaurant or any other public spots on the cove's peninsula. Marginal Way is a nicely paved 1.25 mile out and back path, perfect for a morning walk or run on the rocky coast. Catch fishermen, lobstermen, and recreational boats as they leave, or choose to sit at on...
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  • Wells, Maine

    Hike to Laudholm Beach at Wells National Estuarine Reserve

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    From the main parking area take the Beach Barrier Trail which takes you through several different types of environment; fields, forests, and marshland before reaching Laudholm Beach to further explore or take a dip.Walk the length of Laudholm Beach if you have time where barrier beaches protect a...
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  • Winter Harbor, Maine

    Ravens Nest, Schoodic Peninsula

    4.5
    0.12 mi / 20 ft gain
    Ravens Nest is located east of Mt Desert Island south of Winter Harbor Maine. Taking the Schoodic Loop Road will get you to the pull off that you need to find Ravens Nest. There will be three pull offs on the side of the road, the third one will be for Ravens Nest that has a little unmarked trail...
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  • South Portland, Maine

    Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)

    5.0
    Built in 1855, (also known as 'Bug Light') the lighthouse was used as a breakwater to the bustling harbor of Portland during the booming shipbuilding era during the World Wars.  The small size of the the breakwater eventually led to the lighthouse being decommissioned in 1943, but located in Bug...
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  • Trailhead: Cutler Bold Coast Trail, Maine

    Backpack Cutler Coast

    9.6 mi / 0 ft gain
    This is a great hike for beginner backpackers! We were able to successfully complete it with our 4month old puppy! At the trailhead, there is plenty of parking and an outhouse. We took the coastal trail to the ocean and continued along the Fairy Head Loop: This trail provides the most extensive s...
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  • Portland, Maine

    Kayak Casco Bay

    4 mi
    This kayaking adventure begins at East End Beach at the Eastern Promenade in Portland. There is an easy boat launch zone if you have your own sea kayaks, but if you need to rent, Portland Paddle is right at the launch zone! It is $45 for 2 hours with a tandem sea kayak, which is what we opted for...
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  • Newry, Maine

    Photograph Screw Auger Falls

    4.0
    0.2 mi / 6 ft gain
    After parking in the allotted parking area at screw auger, make your way down to the falls to explore! There are several "smaller waterfalls" that the river flows over before making its way to the 27 foot main attraction. Going in April, the falls were at their most powerful. It made taking pictu...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Off-season Camp at Blackwoods Campground

    0.75 mi
    When we saw that the weather in Acadia was going to be mid 40's and sunny in March, we decided we had to go. However, when you go in March there are a lot of different things about Acadia National Park that are helpful to know.First of all, it is recommended that you camp at Blackwoods Campground...
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  • Guilford, Maine

    Hike Borestone Mountain

    3.6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Important notes about this hike: REQUIRES A FEE: $6 per adult, $3 per student - they don't collect the fee until you get to the visitor center about a mile in, so don't get caught like I did without cash!Does NOT allow dogs.  Drive towards the Audubon Sanctuary and come to a parking lot just outs...
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  • Maine 26, Maine

    Hike Eyebrow Trail to Old Speck Mountain Loop

    7.8 mi / 3000 ft gain
    The first time I attempted this trail was in mid April, and the slush and mud I encountered was absolutely unbelievable. Snowshoes were useless. Crampons were useless. Boots alone meant dirty, wet, muddy feet. So, I had to bail. But I came back in October and I’m so glad I did because the views o...
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