Best Walking in Maine

This list represents the most popular walking in Maine (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next Maine walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Goose Rocks Beach Walk


A wide, pristine, fine-sand crescent beach overlooking nearby rocky islands, Batson’s River, and the Smith Brook estuary. The meeting of river and ocean waters in this estuary behind the beach carries…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Cape Porpoise, ME - Walking - 1 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#2. Footbridge Beach Trail


A walkers’ wooden bridge across sand dunes to the ocean beach and back along the Ogunquit River tidal flats. Walking Ogunquit Beach is like walking into an abstract painting with long horizon lines.…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Ogunquit, ME - Walking - 1 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#3. Little River and Barrier Beach Walk


A walk around the meadows and forest of a former upland farm, with overviews of rich and diverse tidal habitats along the Little River estuary and Laudholm Barrier Beach. The Wells National Estuarine…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Wells, ME - Walking - 2.5 miles   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#4. Kennebunk River Trail


Tranquil wooded estate (monastery) on the western shore of the Kennebunk River with human-made and natural shrines for contemplation. Sir William Pepperrell, the famous military son of William Pepperr…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Kennebunkport, ME - Walking - 1 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#5. Carson Trail


A well-designed, wide footpath through prime edge tidal habitats at the confluence of Little River, Branch Brook, and Merriland River. The ten Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge areas in Maine ext…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Wells, ME - Walking - 1 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#6. Fisherman's Walk


An in-town walk along a busy working harbor with fishing boats, piers, and delightfully landscaped residential gardens. The land for Fisherman’s Walk was donated by private citizens, and indeed it is…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
York, ME - Walking - 1.6 miles   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#7. Nubble Trail and Nubble Light


A historical, picturesque lighthouse on an island close to a rocky shoreline park and viewpoint. At Cape Neddrick, red-and-white Nubble Lighthouse was built in 1879 on tiny Nubble Island, a very short…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
York, ME - Walking - 0.5 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#8. Shoreline Trail


A wonderful walk along a rocky shoreline past a cattail marsh, black sand beaches, and a view of the Isles of Shoals 9 miles away on the horizon. Situated at Kittery Point at the entrance to Portsmout…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Kittery Point, ME - Walking - 0.75 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#9. Wiggly Bridge Trail


A short urban trail on a peninsula between York Harbor and a tide pond accessed by “the world’s smallest suspension bridge.” This tidal millpond was created by a dam in 1726. Nineteen citizens of York…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
York, ME - Walking - 0.75 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#10. Jetty Walk


Visit a wide seawall for a broad perspective of the Wells Harbor channel, Wells Beach and Drakes Island, and a boardwalk through fragile dune habitat. A breakwater is a barrier designed to protect a h…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Wells, ME - Walking - 1.2 miles   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#11. Mousam River Oxbow Trail


An abandoned railroad bed and a short side trail leading to the broad, grassy banks of the Mousam River. Some parts of the path are in a residential area, but the views here along the river still evok…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Kennebunk, ME - Walking - 0.75 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#12. Fort Trail


Unique views of the mouth of the Piscataqua River, Whaleback Light, the U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse, and the Isles of Shoals. This small, important historical site provided coastal defense during the…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Kittery, ME - Walking - 0.3 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#13. Sand Plains Trail


A large, open field with lowbush blueberries and other groundcover plants, the rare grasshopper sparrow, the world’s largest population of the rare northern blazing star, and uncommon wildflowers and…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Kennebunk, ME - Walking - 1 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#14. Knight Trail


A short, sweet loop through a hilltop fruit orchard and high mowing overlooking the grand estuary of the Webhannet River. The Knight Trail offers many pleasant views of the surrounding countryside and…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Wells, ME - Walking - 0.6 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#15. Plains Pond Trail


A sandy plain located over a large aquifer bubbling into a small pond bordered by woods and grasses. Stop to examine the shrubs of the Heath family (Ericaceae), which include lowbush and highbush blue…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine"
Kennebunk, ME - Walking - 0.6 mile   
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books