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Parks and nature in Maine

Top nature recommendations from locals

National Park
“Absolutely beautiful park. Worth braving the crowds! If it's too crowded for hiking, the loop road is a very scenic drive.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Mont-Sainte-Anne ski hill : Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) Mont-Sainte-Anne is the property of RCR groups which also owns four stations in Alberta and British Colombia: Kicking Horses, Fernie, Kimberley and Nakiska, and one also located in Quebec City area; Stoneham Mountain Resort. Owning this ski resort located close to Mont-Sainte-Anne permits to offer dual mountain deals. What you’ll always find in all RCR mountains ski resorts, is the warmth and friendly nature of each of them. Mont-Sainte-Anne keeps expanding, and 47 years later the station is spreading same great values; passion, desire to offer quality services and also transmitting the feeling to feel home at the mountain!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Trail
“This beautiful park is less than an hour away! Climb or drive to the top of Mount Battie for awesome views of Penobscot Bay and beyond.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Home of Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Many walking trails, and old forts to go through with a small beach area and photo ops aplenty as this is on a rocky coastline with Portland Headlight as the main attraction. This park offers sledding in the winter time, concerts and a childrens garden. Open sunrise to sunset.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Trail
“A picturesque coastal walking path that connects Perkins Cove and downtown Ogunquit. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful views of Mt. Katahdin, boating, hiking, nature walks, wild life, Stop in Millinocket and check out the local artisits and specialty shops before you head up, well worth the stop!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This summer, you must visit the Canyon Ste-Anne. It’s a little bit more expensive than the other places I am suggesting below, but the view is breathtaking. There are 3 hanging bridges for your children to enjoy which all have great views of the waterfall and the canyon. The canyon also offers a virtual quest that children can carry out during the journey (it will for sure motivate them to do the whole tour). The canyon is a member of the program Kéroul Accessible Road, therefore, a large part of the tour is wheelchair accessible. It’s a great place to be! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“great local hiking with great views, also unique waterfalls which allows bathing”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to to take your loved ones for a picnic and a walk around on the many trails. Rocky coastline.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Museum
“Cool historic place with amazing views from the top. Climb up stone curved steps to each floor on the way to the top. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Beach
“An easily accessible beach with great views and within walking distance to Scratch Baking in South Portland for the best bagel you'll ever eat.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“The Eastern Promenade is accessible on foot or by bike via the Portland Trails network which goes around back cove. The Eastern Promenade is home to East End Beach (a rocky beach) and a large park set on a hill overlooking the ocean. A great place to fly kites, picinic or just relax and enjoy the view.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Classic New England lighthouse. Also right next to Long Sands Beach in York ME. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“View this Fort from the Bucksport waterfront about 20 minutes south of the Cottage. Drive across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and go visit the Fort for a great tour of history. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Island
“Great place for a hike. It's about an hour walk/hike around the island with some great views.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Cute little light house with a park next to it. Great place to sit and contemplate. ”
  • 43 locals recommend