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    Looking for the best photography 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 Photography 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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    • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Gorham Mountain Trail

      4.7
      1.64 mi / 525 ft gain
      Gorham Mountain Trail is one of the relatively shorter and easy trails in Acadia National Park, and it's a perfect morning spot to catch a sunrise in Acadia (much less crowded than the highly-visited Cadillac Mountain). To access the trail head, you'll need to drive into the park and down the Pa...
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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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    • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Bar Island Trail

      5.0
      1.9 mi / 160 ft gain
      The Bar Island Trail is something I was a little hesitant to do at first, mainly because of my tendency to wander and take a lot longer on a trail than I anticipated. This trail is unique in that you can only access it and Bar Island at low tide by foot (crossing the sand bar) or if you have 4-wh...
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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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    • West Forks, Maine

      Moxie Falls

      5.0
      1.9 mi / 318 ft gain
      The trail begins at the Moxie Falls trailhead. Continue along the trail until you cross an access road. Cross the access road and keep going. The trail is unmarked, but wide and distinct enough to make it easy. You will hear the falls before you see them. Your walk will take you to the top of the...
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    • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Summit Dorr Mountain via the Ladder Trail

      5.0
      3.6 mi / 1100 ft gain
      To find the trail head, drive out of Bar Harbor down Route 3. There are no signs for the trailhead or for parking, so as soon as you pass Tarn Lake on the right, you can pull off and park on the side of the road. Elevation on the ladder trail starts immediately and doesn't let up until you reach...
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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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    • Wells, Maine

      Hike the Carson Trail in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

      4.0
      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Pull into the well marked Wildlife Refuge off Port Rd. There's several official building as well as an interpretive center and bathroom very close to the parking lot.The only trail, the Carson Trail, is feet from the parking area. It's an extremely well groomed gravel trail easily accessible for ...
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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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    • Millinocket, Maine

      Russell Pond, Davis Pond, Baxter Peak, and the Knife Edge Loop

      20 mi / 5000 ft gain
      Day #1 This Backpacking trip starts at the Roaring Brook campground on the east side of Baxter SP. Immediately after entering the park through the Togue Gate, take the first right towards Roaring Brook CG. Register with the Ranger there and begin your hike to Russell Pond on the Russell Pond Tra...
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    • Isle au Haut, Maine

      Camp at Acadia National Park's Duck Harbor

      8.85 mi / 150 ft gain
      Introduction Didn't think there was backpacking to be done in Acadia National Park?  Think again!  Isle au Haut (pronounced "isle ah ho") is a little island off of Stonington, Maine.  Half of the island is a quiet and quaint New England island community and the other half is part of Acadia Natio...
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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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