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  1. This loop across the peaks of two of the highest peaks on Mount Desert Island provides unobstructed views along the ridge and a wonderful hike along the iconic Jordan Pond.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    109.6 miles
    Duration
    You will want to take your time along the ridge and narrow trails by Jordan Pond can make it difficult to pass slower moving groups.
  2. Just 10 minutes from Portland and home of the Mackworth Island Community Village (for the fairies), this is a great destination for families or for anyone looking for relaxing seaside hike.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.4 miles
    Duration
    While the loop is fairly short, there are plenty of small side trails that provide access to the water. You may also find yourself contributing to the community village.
  3. Only five minutes north of Portland, Gilsland Farm is a wonderful place for families to hike and enjoy learning about nature.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.1 miles
    Duration
    You can hike just one of the loops making this a quick visit, or hike all three. The trails at Gilsland Farm contain wide varieties of wildlife. Taking your time here is worth it.
  4. Escape Acadia National Park's crowded eastern portion and head to Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur. These two mountains provide wonderful views of Somes Sound, the only fjord on the East coast of the United States.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    106.2 miles
    Duration
    You will want to stop at the overlooks to soak in the beauty of Somes Sound and the eastern portion of Mount Desert Island.
  5. Pleasant Mountain sits in Denmark, Maine. The climb is steep, but provides nice views of the surrounding area throughout.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.7 miles
    Duration
    It will take around 2 hours to reach the peak. After eating and enjoying the views, the trip back down will take a little over an hour.
  6. Blueberry Mountain is a great hike with good views at the top. However, the highlight of this hike is a swim in Rattlesnake Pool.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    54.4 miles
    Duration
    The Stone House Trail is only 1.5 miles long, but it climbs steeply most of the way up. On the way back down you will want to stop at Rattlesnake Pool, adding a little more time to your trip.
  7. Speckled Mountain sits in the Maine portion of the White Mountain National Forest. It provides a good hike with rewarding views of the surrounding peaks, including a glimpse of Mt. Washington.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    57.1 miles
    Duration
    If you are making frequent stops it will take a little over two hours to reach the top. Most people should be able to make it up a little faster. You may to spend some time soaking in the view. The way back down should take about an hour.
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