Providing stunningly scenic trails throughout its diverse wilderness--from the jagged, rocky coastline in the east to the deep forests of the west--Maine (ME) hiking does not disappoint.
East Maine is entirely shoreline, offering hikers some views of sandy beaches, but mostly providing a forested, rocky coastline. Hike along paths that lead out to rugged cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island, is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Hike the trail leading to the top of Cadillac Mountain, and take in the view overlooking Somes Sound, or enjoy the many carriage trails open to the public. After your hike enjoy some fresh seafood in famous Bar Harbor. Maine's coast offers hikers a unique chance to be in Sunrise Country, where the sunrise hits the States for the first time each the morning.
Head up the Kennebec River Valley into West Central Maine to explore trails in the forested interior. Picturesque waterways with lakes and rivers allow hikers to view the pristine beauty that exists in this wilderness. Low, rolling mountains offer hikers every kind of trail from easy trails accessible to kids to strenuous hikes only recommended for the experienced. Hike along the northernmost section of the famous Appalachian Trail where Mount Katahdin remains a victory point for many thru-hikers. Check out more urban trails near cities like Bangor and Portland too!
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