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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Portland, Maine

    Hike to Jewell Falls

    4.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    Fore River Sanctuary is 85 acres in the heart of Portland right off of Congress Street. It is a unique place where the river meets the ocean and creates a marshland landscape, which provides a plethora of opportunities to see wildlife (especially a great diversity of birds - waterfowl, herons, eg...
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  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Portland Head Light

    5.0
    Portland Head Light is one of Maine's most iconic and picturesque lighthouses that offers stunning views year round. Located just about 15 minutes outside of Portland, Maine, it's the perfect place to go to watch an early winter sunset and enjoy some ocean views. To get to the light house, you wi...
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  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Hike around Cape Elizabeth's Dyer Cove

    5.0
    1 mi
    If you venture to Cape Elizabeth, you may be lucky enough to see it in the dense fog that I was able to.You'll take a windy road near Portland, Maine surrounded by cute, quaint homes on either side down to the rocky coastline. Park in the designated parking area (very easy to spot as the road's e...
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  • Waterford, Maine

    Hike Hawk Mountain

    5.0
    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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  • 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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  • Kennebunk, Maine

    Hike the Bridle Path through the Madelyn Marx Preserve

    4.0
    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    After crossing the Mousam River on Western Ave, see signs and gravel pull-off areas for parking at the Bridle Path trailhead. The Madelyn Marx Preserve is a greater part of the Kennebunk Land Trust home to many preserves in the area (So look for Kennebunk Land Trust signs as well).Hike through op...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stow, Maine

    Hike to Rattlesnake Pool

    2.11 mi / 207 ft gain
    The best place to start your hike is from Route 113 near Gilead, head towards Stone House Road. This becomes Shell Pond Road. A few miles in, you'll find a gated area where you can park. This trail, and Rattlesnake Pool, are both on private land - so be sure to practice leave no trace principles. 
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Drive the Kancamagus Highway

    4.8
    34.5 mi
    The Kancamagus Highway is designated an American Scenic Byway. It cuts through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The highest point along the drive is 3000 feet. It is known as one of the best fall viewing areas in the country. If your interested there is also several campgrounds along thi...
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  • North Conway, New Hampshire

    Hike White Horse Trail

    4.75 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Consider this moderate hike a warm-up to some of the bigger boys in the area! We've hiked Cathedral Ledge from Echo Lake State Park in the past, but wanted something a little longer in distance & slighting more challenging. When I asked the guy manning the State Park booth for a map he said, ...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail

    2.07 mi / 574 ft gain
    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bartlett, New Hampshire.
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