Photo Credit: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

10 Best Places to Go for a Walk

Visit a pristine forest, stroll along the water’s edge, or explore one of the region’s charming towns and villages. There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors!

Whiskeag Trail, Bath Distance: 5-mile biking & hiking trail
Difficulty: Easy (Maine Trail Finder) Trailhead: Congress Street, Bath Description: A wilderness walk while still in town; the Bath bus system makes stops along the trail

Thorne Head Trail, Bath Distance: 3.5 mile biking & hiking trail
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (Maine Trail Finder) Trailhead: Upper High Street, Bath Description: On the Kennebec Estuary Land Trusts 96-acres, this trail ties into the Whiskeag Trail

Topsham Bike Path, Topsham Distance: 0.7 miles biking and hiking trail Difficulty: Easy (Maine by Foot) Trailhead: Topsham Town Office
Description: This is the first stage in a paved bike path stretching from the town office to The Highlands, the next stage is under construction

Sprague Pond Preserve, Phippsburg Distance: 5.5 mile hiking and snowshoeing trail Difficulty: Moderate (Maine Trail Finder) Trailhead(s): 2, Basin Road, Phippsburg; Main road (Route 209), Phippsburg Description: A scenic walk on a dirt path highlighted by Skull Falls and Burnt Ledge (aka Pasture Ridge) which is one of the largest pitch pine woodlands in Maine.

Potts Point, Harpswell Distance: 0.6 mile hiking trail Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (Maine Trail Finder) Trailhead: Harpswell Neck Road/Route 123, Harpswell Description: Parking is roadside (don’t block the boat landing) but you are rewarded with tidal pools, and gorgeous views on this rocky ledge trail. A bit of an adventure.

Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg Distance: 1.2 -2.4 Mile hiking trail Difficulty: Easy (Maine Trail Finder) Trailhead(s): 2, Fort Baldwin Road, Phippsburg; Perkins Farm Lane, Phippsburg Description: Completely original experience, this trail is not a loop but a 1.2 mile stretch of trail with ocean views everywhere you look and three historic forts to explore.

Morse Pond Trail & Carousel Trail, Georgetown Distance: Varies (network of trails) hiking & biking trails Difficulty: Unranked Trailhead: Seguinland Road, Georgetown Description: These trails are on Morse Pond Preserve and only ¼ mile from the entrance of Reid State Park

Cathance River Trails, Topsham Distance: 2.0 mile hiking trail Difficulty: Moderate (Maine Trail Finder) Trailhead: Cathance Road, Topsham Description: This 2 mile stretch leads to an 60 foot aluminum bridge that leads to 5 more miles of trails on the Cathance Preserve- a more challenging trail

Androscoggin River Bike Path, Brunswick Distance: 2.6 mile biking, dog walking and biking trail Difficulty: Unranked Trailhead(s): 3, Water Street, Brunswick; Grover Lane, Brunswick; Topsham via Merrymeeting Bridge Description: Highly visible 14 ft. wide paved path that runs along Route 1 and has a dog park.

Walkable Downtowns: Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset Distance: Varies by downtown Difficulty: Easy; all paved Trailhead: Varies Description: Brunswick’s Maine Street is highlighted by the Brunswick Mall, on one end and the Frank J. Wood Bridge on the other. Bath has a walking trail connecting nearly two dozen historical markers in their very walkable downtown, and even have a guided tour of ship captain’s houses Wiscasset is a high-traffic downtown on popular coastal route one highlighted by the downtown patrons walking towards the Sheepscot River to stand in line for nationally-featured Red’s Eats, a local seafood stand.

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