Hiking and camping are foundational values in the Maine lifestyle.
Hiking and Camping Close By
There are a number of easy, family friendly hikes around the village:
- Monument Hill Trail and Civil War Monument, Leeds. http://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/monument-hill
- Also the site of geocaching http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC508_monument-hill?guid=3189abfd-eba7-4512-b152-a34274771b97
- Mount Pisgah http://capitalwalks.blogspot.com/2009/05/mt-pisgah-community-conservation-area.html
- Gott Pasture Preserve/Hardscrabble Road http://www.tklt.org/gottpasture/
- Kennebec Land Trust http://www.tklt.org/
- Beaverbrook Campground http://www.beaver-brook.com/
- Riverbend Campground http://www.riverbendcampgroundmaine.com/
Hiking and Camping Further Afield
Enlarging the scope, you can go on an almost endless number of hikes and camping experiences of different lengths of time and different levels of expertise:
- Maine Huts and Trails operates a wide system of trails with strategically located, well designed and well stocked huts for hikers of all ages. http://www.mainehuts.org/
- State Parks and Historic Sites http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/
- This is a great book to help you get ready for camping with your family! The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids! by Helen Olsson.
- And this link will take you to many places near and far where you can hike: http://www.visitmaine.com/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/hiking/ or camp: http://www.visitmaine.com/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/camping/