Hiking in Maine: Where You’ll Find the Most Scenic Trails

Whether you’re an avid explorer or simply looking for a fun adventure during your visit, you’ll find some of the best opportunities for hiking in Maine just minutes from Boothbay Harbor. In fact, Midcoast Maine is known for its incredible hiking trails! While it’s impossible to choose the absolute best, we’ve narrowed down the list to just some of our personal favorites. Lace on your hiking boots and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! 

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Top Trails for Hiking in Maine

A waterfront view at Porter Preserve in Midcoast Maine
1. Boothbay Region Land Trust

The Boothbay Region Land Trust works tirelessly to preserve our area’s natural habitat and scenic beauty. Thirty miles of hiking trails provide you with the opportunity to explore several different preserves, meadows, wetlands, and more. There are trails for all experience levels, so it’s simple to find the perfect adventure for you. Some of our favorite trails in the Boothbay Region Land Trust include the Ovens Mouth Preserve, Porter Reserve, and Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve. Best of all, the trails are open year-round and free to the public! 

View from Damariscove Island
2. Damariscove Island

This historic, uninhabited isle off the coast of Boothbay Harbor is home to some of the best hiking trails in Maine. A quick boat ride to Damariscove Island gives you access to over 200 acres of coastal tundra vegetation, large populations of nesting seabirds, and three miles of hiking trails to admire it all. (Please keep in mind that you may have to charter a boat to reach the island.) 

An aerial view of Monhegan Island, showing all the things to do at Monhegan Island
3. Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island is another isle off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, and it’s a local treasure with a thriving arts culture and abundance of natural beauty. The main draw for visitors here is an awe-inspiring hiking trail that leads you alongside wilderness areas, crashing surf, and stunning cliffs. After your expedition, be sure to stop by Monhegan Island Brewing Company for a refreshing pint of Maine beer or browse the island’s wide variety of art galleries for a gift or souvenir from your visit. 

4. Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park is a vast, 5,700-acre wonderland of sweeping views and elaborate networks of hiking trails. These routes vary in difficulty and length, and most of them wind around the mountains at a moderate incline. The views from Mount Battie and Mount Megunticook are well worth the trek, and you’re rewarded with an incredible panorama of the surrounding lakes, forests, and bays. 

Rest Your Feet and Relax at Topside Inn

After an exhilarating day of hiking in Main, we invite you to stay at Topside Inn. Our Boothbay Harbor bed & breakfast is surrounded by incredible vistas, beautiful hiking trails, and endless places to explore. Each of our room feature top-notch amenities and are designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. No matter which of our accommodations you choose, we guarantee that your stay will be one for the books! During your visit, you can expect to start off each morning with a complimentary gourmet breakfast. Then, come tell us all about your hiking adventures over a cocktail at Bar One! 

Make sure to check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to welcome you!