1-minute hike: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells

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Difficulty: Easy. The 1-mile trail on the property is smooth and wide, with a solid enough surface for strollers and wheelchairs, which are permitted on the trail. How to get there: From Interstate 95, take Exit 19. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 9-Route 109 and drive about 1.5 miles to the […]

1-minute hike: Black Mountain Cliffs near Franklin

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Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. The Black Mountain Cliffs loop — from the parking lot to the mountain’s west peak, down to Schoodic Beach, and back to the parking lot — is about 3 miles long. But to get the best views, you will need to hike off that loop about 1 mile to the mountain’s east peak, […]