Whether conquering Old Speck Mountain in Grafton Notch State Park, backpacking through the woods or just strolling along, the Lakes & Mountains Region offers a spectacular variety of hiking opportunities throughout the area. Seasoned hikers seek out tougher hiking trails that may include overnight camping along the way, while light hikers can find simple hiking trails or walking trails to just idle away a few hours.
The area's network of state parks and public lands provide many hiking trails that are managed by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. Go to the State Park search page for plenty of information, including hiking maps for state parks.
Maine Huts & Trails, providing 45 miles of maintained hiking and cross country ski trails with three full service lodges along the way.
The Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy oversees jurisdiction of dozens of spectacular hiking sites, part of its role in protecting more than 870,000 acres throughout the state.
The Maine Audubon Society is known for its schedule of moderately priced, spectacular Maine field trips.
The Appalachian Trail winds 276 miles through Maine, and offers 40 campsites along the way, each about a day’s hike apart. The Maine Appalachian Trail Club, produces the essential Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine, which includes seven trail maps.
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