Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine
by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)
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If you're looking for a hike within an hour's drive of Portland with good views, shopping and eating opportunities along the way and is kid/dog/family friendly then you should consider Rattlesnake Mountain.
It's about 45 minutes from Portland. You would take a right onto Route 85 by the Good Life Market (great place to pick up sandwiches for the hike) just off 302. You'll drive another 10-15 down Route 85 and parking will be on the left-hand side.
Take the Bri-Mar trail to the false summit for fantastic views. The real summit is in the middle of the woods where it looks to have had a building at one point. I imagine a beautiful country house sitting on the top with views all around when it was cleared.
If you keep driving down Route 85 and take a left onto Route 11 there is an excellent Maple Syrup establishment "Sweet Williams" - wicked nice people & fantastic syrup.
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