Hiking in Maine can take many forms. From woodland forest treks to sky-high mountain peaks to our personal favorite – coastal trails with magnificent views of the water. This one, in Harpswell, is actually considered a geologic wonder. The crashing waves along the shore are the result of rock formations that you won’t find many other places in the state. It’s not hidden and fairly easy to find, but it’s certainly one of the most interesting natural wonders in Maine.

The trail is a loop through the McIntosh Lot Preserve. It allows visitors to use the path as well as streets to get to the Stairs and back without having to walk on private property. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset. You can learn more by visiting the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust website.

Another fun outdoor trip is the short hike to these impressive falls. The best part? There are enough swimming holes here to keep you busy all day.

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