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10 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Maine Should Take

Those first few nice days in Maine always have me imaging what I’ll do when summer is finally here. I know I’ll be visiting some of the beaches we mentioned a few days ago, but I’m really devoting the next few months to exploring on foot. I hope to do my fair share of hiking, but I’m not trying to summit Katahdin. If, like me, you prefer to hit the trails without toting a backpack full of supplies, check out these hikes that are under five miles. They’ll let you enjoy Mother Nature and still have you home in time for a sunset happy hour on the porch.

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Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: