There is a book in the office of local bicycle and walking trails – Monument Hill, Leeds – 5 minutes away
- This hike is a short hike, less than 1 mile but once you get to the top there is a beautiful monument and amazing views.
- Dog friendly.
- Website: Monument Hill
Curtis Corner Nature Observatory – 10 minutes away
- Nature preserve, bird observatory and walking trails.
- Directions: Take a right out of the campground and stay straight for 4.5 miles;
- At the sharp corner in the 25 mph zone take a left down over the railroad tracks onto Bog Road.
- Within half a mile, look for a parking lot on the left with an information board.
- Website: Curtis Corner Nature Observatory
Hooper Pond Preserve, Greene – 10 minutes away
- There is only one trail that is about .75 miles long.
- Dog Friendly with a pond nearby.
- Nice walk to just get out of the camper, enjoy the day and observe nature.
- Website: Hooper Pond Preserve
Mount Pisgah, Winthrop – 20 minutes away
- This mile or two hike leads up to an old fire tower at top of Mt Pisgah.
- One trail is an old fire road, but there is another trail going through the woods that is very well kept.
- Website: Mount Pisgah
Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn – 30 minutes away
- Once a month from May to September the streets and buildings of Lewiston Auburn are turned into art exhibits for everyone to enjoy!
- Free eventsand exhibits are located on Lisbon Street between Chestnut Street and Ash Street.
- Website: Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn
Androscoggin River Walk, Lewiston – 30 minutes away
- Located behind the Hilton Garden Inn near the Great Falls.
- The river walk is a 1 mile paved path following the river, providing beautiful views of the Twin Cities, gardens, outdoor art and benches.
- Website: Androscoggin River Walk
Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta – 35 Minutes away
- 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail trail is perfect for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and dog walking.
- The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, through Augusta’s waterfront park and through the towns of Farmingdale and Gardiner.
- Website: Kennebec River Rail Trail
Pine Tree State Arboretum Trails, Augusta – 35 minutes away
- There are multiple trails here totaling approximately 5 miles.
- Trail maps are available on the information board in the parking lot.
- The trailhead is on Route 9 in Augusta right across from the AMHI complex.
- Dog friendly.
- Website: Pine Tree State Arboretum Trails
Jamie’s Pond Trails, Manchester – 40 minutes away
- These trails total approximately 6 miles.
- The trailhead is 1 mile onto Collins Road on the left, there is a kiosk with trail maps and free parking.
- Website: Jamie’s Pond Trails
Mount Apatite Park, Auburn – 45 minutes away
- These trails total approximately 3.25 miles.
- Mount Apatite is a fun place to take the kids to do some mining for gems.
- The most common minerals found in the area are feldspar, quartz and mica but we’ve also found trade amounts of garnet and tourmaline as well.
- It is a short hike (1/4 mile) to the quarries from the trail head, but you have to walk through the Maine National Guard post so make sure to stay on the trail.
- Website: Mount Apatite Park
Bradbury Mountain, Pownal – 1 hour away
- Family oriented 1.3 mile hike, very clean and dog friendly.
- There are a few trails up to the peak.
- The Summit Trail is the steepest route but it is only 0.3 miles up and is beautiful all the way.
- The Northern Loop is easy going down and is only 1 mile.
- The summit is a great spot for family photos and some bird watching – lots of hawks & falcons spotted up there.
- Website: Bradbury Mountain
Tumbledown, Weld – 1.25 hours away
- There are many trails ranging from easy to difficult leading up the top of the mountain.
- Once you get to the top you will realize it was well worth the hike because there is a beautiful pond.
- Website: Tumbledown
Speckled Mountain, Stoneham – 1.5 hours away
- It is an 8.2 mile loop trail so about 4.5 hours of hiking.
- The trail is very well maintained.
- This hike offers spectacular views of Evans Notch and Mt Washington.
- Website: Speckled Mountain
Old Speck, Andover – 1.5 hours away
- 4180 foot mountain which makes it Maine’s 3rd Highest.
- Old Speck has 8.0 miles of hiking trails.
- It is very steep in some places but there is an old fire tower on top that may or may not be accessible to climb.
- Family and dog friendly with free parking.
- Website: Old Speck