Maine is a state with plenty of waterfalls, and one of the best is only 25 minutes south of Portland. Take a break from the city’s craft breweries for a picnic, hike, and photo session at Cascade Falls.
Operated by Saco Bay Trails, Cascade Falls has been a popular place for locals to picnic, hike, and fish for over a hundred years. With close proximity to Portland and the town of Saco, it’s easy to add this waterfall to the day’s itinerary. The preserve is small—only 14 acres in size. The hikes are short, and only difficult if you decide to venture closer to the waterfall.