kid friendly


Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. One of the original five state parks, Bradbury Mountain was acquired by the Federal government in 1939. Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Snow shoe rentals are available. Sculpted by a glacier, Bradbury Mountain is the park's most outstanding natural feature. Today the park's forest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Fall is a busy time at the park when visitors watch migrating hawks and eagles ride the thermals and enjoy the views of fall foliage from the summit. (Spring is best time to watch hawk migration, fall much less so.)

Great for beginners, kids and pets.

2 months ago

This was a fun hike overlooking the forest; a canopy of colorful leaves could be seen in all directions. If you look very closely with binoculars then downtown Portland and a small glimpse of the ocean is possible.

Great short hiking trail. Great for families and pets.

Easy, pleasant, wooded, better views than one deserves for so little effort. Perfect for days when you just have to get out and hike, but you’ve got plans later. We followed the outskirts, Border Trail. Probably the best view for the easiest climb that I can think of, except maybe for Monument Hill in Leeds, Maine.

4 months ago

Short, easy hike with great views of Freeport coast. Heavy traffic.

love the view from the top and very dog friendly.

My kids like this trail - quick and challenging going up to the summit, then you can pick from a number of trails to come back down. The view from the summit is lovely, though it can be a bit crowded especially in autumn.

Great easy hike. Well groomed and marked.

Great hike! Three in party... four year old, adult, and senior. Took Northern Loop with Ski Area short cut both up and down. Very nice hike; all trails "as advertised" in trail map. Had to remind my son to mind his footing on the roots... only ate the dirt once... and it was his own fault. Highly recommended for all ages!

Quiet clean trails with some great views. Most trails are easy enough for most people, there area few more challenging trails as well. overall beautiful place.

Very short hike.
Several signs were missing, labeling trails heading back down the mountain.
It was very foggy, so the views from the top were not great.

6 months ago

Although this area does get pretty crowded and the hike itself is short, I like that there are a few different trail options to make the trek a bit more exciting. This place is great for kids with plenty to do, as there is a playground at the base and quite a few picnic tables. And regardless of how easy the hike up the mountain is, the view at the top is still one of the best.

6 months ago

Fun little hike!

Not enough water view to make it worth the mosquitoes. There are also some steep parts made treacherous by pine needles. I'd be willing to try it again in early spring or late fall when there are fewer bugs around.

Great view from the top! 360 degree view! Panoramic!

Great views, very easy hike, trails could be more clearly marked.

7 months ago

Dog friendly with beautiful vistas

Dog friendly, nice vistas

Easy trail and not that exciting, but I was there during Fall so the colors were great! I would give it 3 stars if I had gone any other time, but Fall.

Load More