Category Archives: 1-Minute Hikes

Where in the woods am I?

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My 3-year-old niece Willa and her mom (my sister) Jillian agreed to go on a hike with Derek and I on Sunday. It was quite an adventure. First, we headed toward the coast, where I’d picked out a few family-friendly trails, but we soon realized we were headed into a mess of rainclouds. Looking at some weather […]

1-minute hike: Essex Woods in Bangor

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Difficulty: Easy. The main trails are wide, gravel and mostly smooth, making much of the trail network accessible to off-road strollers and wheelchairs. How to get there: To reach the main entrance, start at the intersection of Stillwater Avenue and Essex Street in Bangor. Drive 0.7 mile on Essex Street and turn right onto Watchmaker […]

1-minute hike: Goose Ridge in Montville

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Difficulty: Moderate. The 3.7-mile trail travels over hilly terrain. While maintained and marked well, the trail does present a few challenges. Prepare for a few short muddy sections, some steep slopes, exposed roots and a few rocky sections as well. How to get there: The Goose Ridge Trail has two trailheads. To reach the north […]