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Outdoor Recreation

Use our guide to help you find all the best places to hike on the Maine Coast.

Breakwater Walk

This granite path in the ocean that leads to the Rockland Lighthouse is definitely an experience I hope you all get to do. Not only is this a decent form of exercise, (totaling to about 1 mile) but also a breathtaking site. You'll be surrounded by brisk, blue ocean, buoys and boats in the distance. This is a great activity for you to enjoy on a bright, sunny day or at sunset (but make sure to get back before dark, the path is not lit). I find myself at the Breakwater at least several times a summer with my friends, family or by myself walking my dog.

Location: Lighthouse Rd, Rockland, ME 04841

Beech Hill

Beech Hill, Rockport: As the only bald hilltop in the area, Beech Hill is an extraordinary hiking, picnicking and birding destination that offers panoramic views of Penobscot Bay, the Camden hills and the St. George peninsula.

Location: Rockport, ME

Mt. Battie

One of the best-loved views on the Maine coast is from the summit of Mount Battie. The allure of the mountain derives not from its size (shy of 800 feet high), but from its prime location above the town of Camden and its bare summit ledges affording outstanding panoramic views of Penobscot Bay.

Location: Mt. Battie, Camden

Maiden's Cliff

Maiden's Cliff is part of Camden Hills State Park, with views of Megunticook Lake and its surrounding woods and countryside. It is a very popular destination for tourists and is easily recognizable by the white cross standing on the top of the 800-foot cliff. The trail towards the top is a mile long, with the first half a steep climb while the last part is more on level ground. The hike to the cliff will normally take around forty-five minutes to an hour to complete.

Location: Camden, ME