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