Trails & Waterways
The trails and waterways of Maine connect pine-wooded forests and mountain peaks, to swift rivers and craggy coasts. Whether you are heading out on the famed Appalachian Trail hike (Maine is the beginning or end of this challenging thru-hike that spans 14 states), or utilizing Maine Trail Finder to find bike trails or hiking trails for your family, the opportunities are bountiful.
There is a wealth of activities possible on these trails and waterways, year-round. Experience the thrill of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ride on Maine’s ATV trails, or the refreshing fun of cross-country skiing hut to hut through Maine Huts and Trails or at Appalachian Mountain Club’s ecolodges. Try paddling, sailing, motoring or rowing the stunning Maine Island Trail, the state’s 375-mile water recreational trail that connects over 250 wild islands and mainland sites. Utilize a snowmobile trail map to plan a winter trip of gliding through the snowy woods of Maine.
These trails are not just restricted to outdoor recreation – there are also a variety of food and drink trails in Maine for tasting and savoring, like the Maine Beer Trail and Maine Oyster Trail. And art lovers rejoice – the Maine Art Museum Trail leads you on a journey through nine of Maine’s treasured museums.