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Looking for Recommended Hiking around Portland Area

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Looking for Recommended Hiking around Portland Area

We're heading to Portland Maine for the Labor Day weekend. Do you have suggestions for a moderate, 3-6 mile hike around the area you think is wonderful? We are willing to drive 30-45 minutes from Portland, and we like any and all kinds of hiking. Many thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Looking for Recommended Hiking around Portland Area

Check out http://www.trails.com/activity.asp?area=10428 Some of these are a little more than 30-45 minutes, but they should give you a good idea of what's in the area.

Also look at parksandrec.yorkmaine.org/mtagamenticus.html

There are some very pretty beaches in the area if you want a leisurely beach stroll. My favorite is Popham Beach State Park to the north, but there are also beaches south of Portland.

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2. Re: Looking for Recommended Hiking around Portland Area

See also …mainetoday.com/hiking/trails/newman.shtml

if you make this trip--and it will be more than 45 minutes--you might also plan to grab lunch at one of the most scenic lobster pounds Maine has to offer, see http://www.fiveislandslobster.com/

This also takes you very near, Reid State Park, state.me.us/cgi-bin/…

It's a suprisingly quiet / rural penninsula for being so close to Portland. Several noteworthy pottery shops in the area if you like that. See eg http://www.georgetownpottery.com/

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3. Re: Looking for Recommended Hiking around Portland Area

Thanks, Michele. I already have my eyes on a particular mug at Georgetown Pottery, not that that was the original intent of my post! Some of the sites I already knew, but Reid State Park is not a place I am at all familiar with.

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4. Re: Looking for Recommended Hiking around Portland Area

While these are all much shorter "hikes" (think "walks", actually), virtually all of the open spaces around Portland are listed on www.trails.org. This gives descriptions, distances, directions, parking info, etc.

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