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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

    • Bristol, Maine

      Photograph the Pemaquid Lighthouse

      Pemaquid Lighthouse is situated above a spit of granite jutting out into the Atlantic, and it has all the look and feel of a classic Maine lighthouse. For photographers, it's hard to go wrong. The granite is grained such that all the rocks seem to be pointing towards the lighthouse, so there are ...
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    • South Portland, Maine

      Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)

      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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    • Blue Hill, Maine

      Hike Blue Hill Mountain

      2 mi / 600 ft gain
      There are two main trailheads to access the mountain, both of which have various ways of getting up. One easy trail that has only a few steep sections is the Osgood trail. Start by parking at the Osgood parking lot. Cross the street, and follow the well marked trail up. Cross a small bridge, and ...
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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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    • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Cadillac North Ridge Trail

      4.15 mi / 1530 ft gain
      The Cadillac North Ridge Trailhead is accessible through Paradise Hill Road once you enter the park through the Hulls Cove Entrance. When driving on route 3 in Bar Harbor, keep an eye out for a sign that says "Acadia National Park Hulls Cove Entrance, Visitor Center Right Lane". Stay in the right...
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    • Mount Desert, Maine

      Hike Parkman Mountain

      3.06 mi / 748 ft gain
      Parkman Mountain is already a lesser-hiked trail in the summer, and if you snowshoe it in the winter, it is very likely you’ll have the entire mountain to yourself. It offers exceptional views, a good amount of exposure, and solitude that is inspiring. From Parkman Mountain Parking area, walk pa...
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    • Millinocket, Maine

      Mt. Katahdin via Abol Slide Trail

      7.65 mi / 3914 ft gain
      The trailhead starts from the Abol Campground inside of Baxter State Park. I would highly recommend staying the night before so that you can get an early start on the hike as it can be an all-day affair.   For the first 1.4 miles, you meander along a stream bed through a densely wooded forest, t...
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    • Newry, Maine

      Photograph Screw Auger Falls

      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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    • Camden, Maine

      Explore Mount Battie

      1.5 mi / 669 ft gain
      The summit of Mount Battie is accessible from either the front trail that is located just outside of the state park, or there is an auto road that leads up to the summit within the park (the location drop pin reflects the route within the park). To access the front trail, the trailhead is on moun...
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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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    • Brownville, Maine

      Hike the Grand Canyon of Maine (Gulf Hagas)

      8.6 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Find the trailhead by turning left at the Brownville junction and then turning left onto Katahdin Ironworks Rd. This is a well maintained dirt road (had no trouble getting down it with a Corolla). There is a checkpoint where you need to pay a day use fee. When I went summer 2018 it was $9 per per...
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    • Portland, Maine

      Hike Peaks Island

      2 mi
      Peaks Island is the closest of the Casco Bay Islands to Portland, ME. It is a residential island that fills up with tourists in the summertime. If you visit the Peaks mid-spring, you can count on fairly decent weather and fewer crowds. There is a hotel and three or four restaurants on the island,...
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    • Pownal, Maine

      Snowshoe the Northern Loop Trail at Bradbury Mountain

      2 mi / 407 ft gain
      Bradbury mountain has ample parking and multiple trails that lead around the mountain and up to the summit.  We took the Northern Loop, which is the longest trail up the small mountain. It is a gradual incline of 407 ft over 1.0 mile. It is a perfect out and back trail just to get outside for a b...
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