Maine might be known for its rocky coast, but its mountains also offer impressive vistas and plenty of opportunities for exploration. Fortunately not every hike the state has to offer is as intense as Katahdin.
Mount Kineo | Mount Kineo State Park
Located on Moosehead Lake, Mount Kineo is unique in that hikers must take a boat to reach its base. A fire tower at the summit provides visitors with gorgeous views of the state’s largest lake.
Oceanside Trails | Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
If you’re overwhelmed after a long day of shopping along Freeport’s Main Street, head to Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park for an easy, relaxing walk through the wooded oceanside trails. After your stroll, be sure to stop by Wolfe’s Neck Center to see baby goats and cows.
Estuary Trails | Wells Reserve at Laudholm
This National Estuarine Research Reserve has multiple walking trails, which bring visitors by salt marshes, Little River Estuary, and Barrier Beach. The reserve also offers nature programs for kids and families.
Coastal Trail | Quoddy Head State Park
When visiting the easternmost point in the contiguous United States, make the trek along the Coastal Trail within Quoddy Head State Park. The rocky cliffs offer views of ocean swells, the red cliffs of New Brunswick, and, if you’re lucky, whales and other wildlife.
Blueberry Mountain | Oxford County
This moderate hike near the New Hampshire border offers not only great views from the top but an abundance of blueberries as well. On the way back down, stop for a dip in Rattlesnake Pool to cool off.
Morse Mountain | Phippsburg
With Morse Mountain, which is located in the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, you get the best of both worlds: mountain and ocean. The easy-to-moderate trail brings hikers directly to Seawall Beach.