Winter is a great time to be in Maine, but when spring arrives there’s a welcome change in the air. Of course, things get warmer, but there’s also an excitement that can’t be ignored. The trees sprout buds and flowers begin to emerge from the soil. In short, we’re always happy to see warmer and happier days on their way. And, of course, one of the many indications that winter is nearing its end is the arrival of spring peepers in Maine! Keep an eye out for the unmistakable sound.

You can learn more about Spring Peepers in Maine on the University of Maine fact sheet website. Have you ever heard their call? If so, let us know where and when! And, if you’re interested in more springtime nature in the Pine Tree State, there are some fanciful little fliers that you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for!

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Enjoying Spring in Maine

What are the best hiking trails in Maine during spring?

The best hiking trails in Maine during spring include:

  • Alewive Woods Preserve, Kennebunk. This forested preserve is approximately 625 acres and includes Alewife Pond. There are about 2.5 miles of trails making up the entire network.
  • Jordan Pond Loop Trail, Acadia National Park. Be sure to enjoy the beloved restaurant at the end of this trail. It looks out over the water!
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Biddeford. This is a great hike if you love beach views. There are plenty in this 14,600-acre refuge sitting directly on Curtis Cove.


There are quite a few beautiful spring hikes to take in Maine. Be sure to plan ahead to experience as many as you can.

Are there any lavender farms in Maine?

There are some wonderful lavender farms in Maine.

  • Riverside Lavender Farm, Steep Falls. This farm, sitting on the Saco River, has more than 6,000 lavender plants. They also offer everything from herbs, vegetables, berries, and flowers.
  • Braun's Riverside Lavender Farm, Steep Falls. Those who love lavender will appreciate that you can actually sleep under the stars here. They have their very own campground area.
  • Moore Manor, Newport. This farm has been around since 2014 and today they have over 2,000 plants.
  • Glendarragh Farm, Appleton. This 26-acre Maine farm is located along the St. George River, offering both fresh air and the most beautiful lavender plants.