Those nice days in Maine always have me itching to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. I love visiting some of the beaches we’ve mentioned before, but I’m really anxious to get out and explore our beautiful state by 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 some of the best short hikes in Maine 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.

What are your favorites of the best short hikes in Maine? Did they make this list? Is there any we’re missing out on? Let us know over on Facebook!

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What is the best time of year to go hiking in Maine? 

Spring, summer, and fall are all great times of year to go hiking in Maine. There is always something wonderful to see, no matter the time of year! In fact many people choose to do winter hiking too, but make sure you dress warmly, in layers, and be prepared for last minute weather changes.

What is the tallest mountain in Maine?

Mount Katadin is the tallest, and most impressive, mountain in the state of Maine. Sitting at 5,269 feet, this is the crown jewel in the state to ascend. It’s located within Baxter State Park, and people come from all over to ascend this beautiful mountain.

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