5 Great Family Hikes in Maine

20150808_121137Kids love the experience of hiking and exploring new places.  Maine offers many great hiking trails the whole family will enjoy.  Below is a list of some of the top family hiking destinations in Maine.  Remember to bring a day pack and always carry the essentials for a hike in Maine.

5 Great Family Hikes in Maine

Bradbury Mountain State Park – Located in Pownal, the hike to the top of Bradbury Mountain is a short 0.3 mile via Summit Trail.  The trail is not very steep and easy for most hiking abilities.  A picnic area and playground are located at the trail head.

Mount Battie – Camden’s Mount Battie Trail is a great 0.5 mile hike with kids, and from the summit you can view the surrounding coastal islands and town of Camden below.  A beautiful stone observation tower is located at the summit.

Mount Blue State Park – Located in Weld, this state park offers many amenities including campsites, a loop trail, swimming, picnicking and a playground at Webb Lake.  Additional trails on Center Hill and Tumbledown Public Lands are nearby for a backcountry experience.

Peaks-Kenny State Park – This park is located in Dover-Foxcroft and offers 56 campsites, wooded trails, a sand beach on Sebec Lake, picnic areas, swimming and a playground.  Ten miles of easy hiking trails wind through the 839 acre park.

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park – Just a five minute drive from the heart of Freeport, this 200 acre park is a popular family destination.  Shoreline exploration and bird watching top the list along this network of ocean-side hiking trails.  Picnic areas and grills are located on site.

Leave the electronics behind and get some fresh air

Hiking not only burns up some of that extra energy that kids have, but it’s also great for the mind.  So gather the family, pack your sunscreen and head out to enjoy one of Maine’s great family hiking destinations!


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