The below hikes, waterfalls and scenic walks are listed in order by distance with the closest being first. You can click on all light blue text for links to more information & details for planning adventures. * Selecting photos will enlarge images *
Drive time 2 minutes (1 mile) Bridgton, ME Pondicherry Park: 66 acre nature preserve, coolest covered bridge in New England at one of the entrances behind Reny's parking lot, 15+ obstacles free obstacle course off Willet Road entrance (Lakes Environmental Association Parking Lot)
Drive Time 2 minutes (1 mile) Bridgton, ME Bridgton Town Beach: Playground area, beach and boat launch
Drive Time 10 minutes (7 miles) Bridgton, ME Bald Pate: Hiking trails & views, 1-2 mile loops easy to moderate hike
Drive Time 15 minutes (13 miles) Fryeburg, ME Jockey Cap: A short but steep hiking trail 1/2 mile out and back with gorgeous views. Park next to Jockey Cap convenience store (they have lots of yummy food).
Drive Time 22 minutes (14 miles): Sebago, ME Douglas Mountain: This 1.8 mile loop has stunning views of Sebago Lake, moderate hike. Three dollar parking in lot And the giant rock with Latin inscription: Not for himself, but for all (AMEN)
Drive Time 35 minutes (24 miles): Chatham, NH Emerald Pool: 20 min. walk on a trail that opens to the beautiful Cold River and swimming hole, easy hike
Drive Time 28 miles (41 minutes): Conway, NH Diana's Baths: 15 min. walk to gorgeous falls. It is very busy on weekends in Summer- and if the parking lot is full, you can drive up Cathedral Ledge (5 minutes away) and check that out and return later. The parking lot is fee $5 per car.
Drive Time 27 miles (40 minutes): Conway, NH Cathedral Ledge: You can drive up cathedral ledge for epic views or hike a two or four mile trail to the summit. At the base, Echo Lake State Park is a beautiful cauldron (15 acres) of water with a flat 1 mile loop around the lake. There is an entrance fee to the State Park.
Drive Time 40 miles (1 hour): Newry, ME Frenchman's Hole: Another beautiful New England swimming hole. There are smaller falls upstream. Read about the place & directions from others when you google Frenchman's Hole.