As the weather gets better in Maine, so does the hiking. With these trails, you’ll find green forests, rushing rivers, and some quintessential coastline. There are lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors, but we think these are the best (and wonderfully easy) spring hikes in Maine!

So tell us: what are your picks for the best spring hikes in Maine? Did we miss any must-do trails? Share them with us in the comments below! And if you’re a Maine outdoors lover, you’re also likely to be a fan of Acadia National Park. There are lots of great ways to enjoy some time in the state’s only national park, but we love this unique night time activity that you won’t find anywhere else.

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What are the best waterfall hikes in Maine?

Spring is *the* peak season for waterfall chasing here in the Pine Tree State, and there are lots of amazing waterfall hikes all around the state! This list features 10 of what we consider to not only be the best waterfall hikes in Maine, but some of the best hikes in Maine, too! On the list, we absolutely recommend checking out the Upper and Lower Dunn Falls in Andover, Small Falls in Sandy River, the Step Falls Trail in Newry, Angel Falls near Houghton in Franklin County, and the Houston Brook Fall in Pleasant Ridge. And if you're looking for an epic waterfall hike, you simply must visit Maine's very own Niagara Falls! Yes -- you don't go all the way to Canada for Niagara Falls, we have our very own! To visit, head to the Togue Pond Gatehouse of Baxter State park. After registering, head left where the road splits. Drive 10 miles to the Kidney Pond Campground where you'll take a left and drive to the campground parking lot. From here it's about a three-mile hike to the falls. There's another, more challenging, route that involves a paddle. Check out this article for details on that exciting Maine adventure.

What are some of the best quick-and-easy hikes in Maine?

You don't need to be an advanced hiker or commit to a strenuous day on the trails to enjoy some of the best that Maine has to offer. In fact, many of our favorite trails in Maine are the short-and-sweet hikes that clock in at under three miles long! If you're looking for a beautiful waterfall adventure, check out the two-mile trail leading to Moxie Falls. Moxie is one of Maine's highest waterfalls and has a vertical drop of almost 90 feet. The hike isn't hard, but might be slippery in places, so be sure to watch your step and wear appropriate gear and footwear. In Lily Bay State Park, the Dunn Point Trail and Rowell Cove Trail are fairly easy, two-mile, family-friendly trails and will take you along the shore of the lake. It’s a wonderful way to have an outdoor adventure in Maine! This lovely state park was created in part using land donated by the Scott Paper Company. While the area is mainly used by campers and visitors to Moosehead Lake, the trails offer a nice getaway into the surrounding land.

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