Best Places To Go Hiking In Maine + 5 Reasons Why You Should Take A Hike

Anyone who knows me personally, is fully aware of my obsession for hiking, exploring the great outdoors, and wandering through the beautiful woods of Maine. I am eternally grateful to also share this love of exploring with my husband, who is always up for an adventure anytime, anywhere. Hiking is as easy, or as complicated as you want it to be, which is why I love it so much. Not only does it relieve stress, but it provides you with the most beautiful sights and sounds. There is nothing more I love than turning my cell off, and completely zoning out for an hour or two, while breathing crisp, clean air. New England is chock full of prime areas to go hiking in, but today, I want to narrow it down to Maine, specifically. Today I will be sharing my favorite places to hike in Maine, and just a few reasons why you should take a hike.

5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Hike

1. It is as challenging, or as simple as you want it to be, as I mentioned earlier. There are so many places to hike in Maine, for any and every skill level. No one should ever shy away from hiking, from fear of it being too challenging, or not being in shape.

2. The views are always worth the hustle.

3. Quality time with the ones you love, if you add a buddy. There’s nothing like spending time outdoors with the ones you love, especially if you need a literal push while climbing up a mountain.

4. It’s mostly free, unless you hike in a state or national park of some sort.

5. Nature is good for the soul, and so is breathing clean air.

Best Places To Hike In Maine

1. Acadia National Park
2. Pleasant Mountain Trail
3. Mount Katahdin
4. Mount Battie Trail
5. Bald Pate Mountain Trail
6. Table Rock
7. Vaughn Woods (Hobbit Land)
8. Wolfes Neck Woods State Park
9. Douglas Mountain
10. Bradbury Mountain
11. Black Cap Trail
12. Peaked Mountain Trail
13. Saco Heath Preserve
14. Mount Agamenticus (Dustin carried me up this mountain!)
15. Cascade Falls Trail
16. Rattlesnake Mountain
17. Witt Swamp Preserve
18. Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
19. Holt Pond
20. Tumbledown Mountain

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Have you ever gone on a hike? What are your favorite places to hike where you live?

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.