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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

    • Mount Desert, Maine

      Hike Acadia's 6 Peak Circuit

      6.26 mi / 1373 ft gain
      Park yourself at Parkman Mountain Parking Area, a small lot located off of Route 3.  Remember to arrive early as this parking lot fills up quickly.  Load up your pack, grab your water, and maneuver your way through the carriage roads until you reach the Bald Peak Trailhead.  After a mile climb up...
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    • Camden, Maine

      Hike Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills State Park

      2.9 mi / 1000 ft gain
      After driving in to Camden Hills State Park, there is a fork where you can go straight (to the campgrounds) or left (to head up Mount Battie). Take a left and then park in the parking lot immediately on your right. That is the trailhead to Mount Megunticook! The trail itself winds through the tre...
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    • Baxter Park Road, Maine

      Backpack to Katahdin Lake

      6.6 mi / 0 ft gain
      This hike is located in Baxter. Maine residents gain free admission into the park; non-residents must purchase a day pass ($14 per vehicle) or season pass ($39 per vehicle). After entering the park at Togue Pond Gate of Baxter State Park, bear right and continue onto the Roaring Brook Road for 6....
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    • Weld, Maine

      Hike Tumbledown Mountain

      5.6 mi / 2300 ft gain
      To keep the hike as short as possible, the hike can be an out and back at 5.6 miles, but if you wanted to make it a loop that is possible and adds only an additional 2 miles or so. We took the Brook Trail up to the summit (which passes by the alpine lake) and then followed it back down. To hike t...
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    • Baring, Maine

      Hike to Cranberry Lake in Moosehorn NWR

      6.8 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
      The trailhead for this hike is easy to find.  Journey to Moosehorn NWR outside of Calais in Maine, and follow the well marked signage along Charlotte road to Headquarters Road in the Baring division part of the park.  Follow the signs to the Headquarters building, and drive past it a few hundred ...
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    • Dayton, Maine

      Cross Country Ski the Trails at Harris Farm

      Harris Farm is a great place for beginner cross country skiing or to hone in on already developed skills. They provide rentals ($15pp) and the network of trails is several miles long. The trails range from green (easy) to red/black (more difficult). I personally love hanging out on the blue trail...
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    • Millinocket, Maine

      Mt. Katahdin via Chimney Pond and Saddle Trails

      10.29 mi / 3730 ft gain
      Hiking Katahdin is extremely rewarding and worthwhile. Not only are you welcomed with an incredible view at the summit, but if you hike it later in the year you can have the chance to talk with those finishing their 2,000 mile journey on the Appalachian Trail. There are many routes up this mount...
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    • Mount Desert, Maine

      Hike Sargent Mountain via South Ridge Trail

      4.4 mi / 1400 ft gain
      This has been one of my favorite winter adventures that I have had in a long time. There were gorgeous views of Somes Sound, we saw three snowy owls and there is a gorgeous  frozen waterfall on the way up to the summit! Because much of the Park Loop Road is closed in winter, we started our hike ...
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    • Quoddy Head State Park, Maine

      Photograph West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

      We started our adventure in this area by backpacking the Cutler Coast (adventure to come on this)! After our night in the backcountry we drove 20 minutes to the adorable town of Lubec. At West Quoddy State Park, you are able to walk around the cliffs to get views of the Canadian border and see th...
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    • New Portland, Maine

      Avery Peak and West Bigelow

      8.96 mi / 3291 ft gain
      Begin on East Flagstaff Rd and follow the Safford Brook Trail until you reach the junction with the Appalachian Trail. Turning left or north bound will bring you, shortly to the side trail for the Safford Brook Campsite; turning right (or southbound) on the A.T. will begin the climb to Avery Peak...
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    • Bald Mountain Road, Maine

      Hike Bald Mountain in Rangeley

      2.3 mi / 931 ft gain
      The trail itself has a gradual incline over the course of the 1.15 miles to get to the top. There are a few steeper sections near the top, but completely manageable even for a beginner. There is another trailhead off of route 4, which would lead to a longer hike, around 4 miles. When coming from ...
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    • Monhegan, Maine

      Explore Monhegan Island

      4.4 mi / 538 ft gain
      Nearly 10 miles off the coast of Maine, Monhegan Island is accessible by your choice of three ferry lines. Each vary in terms of length of stay on the island and time spent on the water.  Be sure you do your research prior to reserving your tickets.  Below you can find more information : Monheg...
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    • Denmark, Maine

      Summit Bald Peak and Mt. Pleasant

      6 mi / 1450 ft gain
      After turning on Mountain Rd, look for East Pinnacle Condominiums. The trailhead is about 0.1miles after that on the right between the telephone poles marked 49 and 50. There is a dirt parking lot to pull into.  Now on to the hike! This hike begins by heading straight uphill immediately, and you ...
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    • Roque Bluffs, Maine

      Hike the Roque Bluffs State Park Loop

      2.1 mi / 187 ft gain
      There are several short trails within the park that loop upon each other, so there are several different routes you could take. We chose the Houghton's Hill trail (which is a total of ~1 mile) and looped up with Pond Cove trail (also ~1 mile) by taking Millhill trail. The entire loop ended up bei...
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    • Waterford, Maine

      Hike Hawk Mountain

      2.2 mi / 500 ft gain
      1.4 mile Out-and-Back trail hike is family friendly and provides spectacular views, especially at sunset. Trail closes right after dusk though, so be careful to not wander too long. Turn onto Hawk Mountain Road, and drive until you see the parking lot on the left and trail head on the right, abou...
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    • Mount Desert, Maine

      Explore Asticou Azalea Garden and Preserve

      Asticou Azalea Garden is a portion of 1400 acres managed by Land & Garden Preserve.  Here, you park at a small parking lot on the east side of 198 close to the intersection of Peabody Dr. and 198.  Parking is limited so if it is full come back in a bit! From the parking lot you can follow a ...
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