Explore the most popular trails near Freeport with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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The trail follows a ridge line between two ravines and appears to be open year round with a plowed parking lot. Great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

I liked the hike. I'm not a hiker, I go for the exercise and to take photos. I'm not in shape and was huffing and puffing before I got to the summit. While overall easy, there are lots of roots and stones on the paths. If you have any balance issues I'd suggest sticking to the Hedgehog and Soule Trails. I did get turned around at one point and missed a turn somehow so ended going down the wrong path. With AllTrails map I was able to find my way back easy enough. I enjoyed myself.

Gorgeous walk! We went in August and it was full of water birds, and easy to navigate. Just visited again in mid-October, and the marsh portion of the trail (with walkways) was impassable because of how high the water had gotten (it covered the trail, about 1’ deep). Overall it’s a lovely place to go - just may not be accessible at all times!

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1 month ago

Fabulous foliage. Wandered and photographed section to the left up to point where there was standing water. Access road on map is actually a single dirt track with a small parking area at the end. It was dry.

Nice little hike. The trails are wide and well groomed. Perfect little place to get some fresh air that’s close to home. Not challenging at all, but pleasant.

2 months ago

easy hike, to beautiful ocean view

3 months ago

Haraseeket is my favorite trail!!

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3 months ago

Pretty nice trail. Non-technical, well maintained (many trees had been cut back, grass mowed, mostly pine straws). Very easy to access by foot from Freeport. No obvious map(s) was a drawback.

Apparently the parking lot also works for early Monday AM, pre-work, back-of-the-truck hookups as we’ll since I bore witness to such a hookup.

Beautiful shoreline spots to stop at as you hike along. A better-than-aight Park!

Good views of Maquoit Bay!
Do not forget to bring your bug spray!
Hopefully they cut the two trees out of the way of the trail!

Great little hike, diverse terrain, nice views of Casco Bay.

4 months ago

Trails looked like they haven't been maintained in years and half of the trails were blocked due to blowdowns. Pretty bummed. Also no trail map to be found.

5 months ago

Don't forget the bug spray!

Waterfront views are awesome if you like walking along the rocks on the shore.

The large, shallow lake and surrounding wetlands are excellent habitats for waterfowl and a wide variety of birds. Over 158 species of birds have been identified in this area. Some include Tree Swallows, Canada Warblers, and Scarlett Tanagers as well as waterfowl. There are two loops with the orange loop going around the lake and a blue trail which follows a brook. You can do either loop or both depending on the time you have to spend.

6 months ago

Maybe 5 mins from getting off Freeport exit (same road as Transfer station). Limited parking (on the side of the road), but wasn't packed for a Saturday around 3pm. Trails are well groomed and marked. Saw 2 other dogs while hiking (all off leash). There's a few little trails to follow - We went up the summit trail and looped around (about 1.3 miles). At the top of the summit trail there's a bench and map to show what mountains your looking at. Across the street there's some more trails. Sign posted at the very beginning warning to wear orange hunters may be in area. We followed the big loop trail to the back side of the ball park and then turned around. Saw 2 other dogs (off leash). Our total round trip (both sides) was 2.25 Miles!

7 months ago

Super short, but a great view of MT. Washington :) there are also some trails worth hiking across the road..

Great views of Maquoit Bay.!!!

This short and pleasant family-friendly trail leads to the marshy shore of the Cousins River before it meets the Royal River to flow into Casco Bay.

great hike overall. Nice hike in snow as well.

Very short trail. it is a municipal park basically, having said that it is good for families with children, dogs, or those with limited time in my case it was a nice diversion while my wife shopped.
only a very short drive from 'LL Bean.

11 months ago

Lots of short trails leading to different sites, the view from the summit (if you can call it a summit) was good but the old foundations where the coolest.

11 months ago

Well marked trail through the woods, at this point the trail is covered with down trees from the wind storm. Many areas you have to climb up and over debris or leave trail to get around giant trees. The kids loved the challenge and want to go back.

I ate dinner on a cliff as the tide was coming in. Beautiful area with dense trees, and views of Freeport Harbor along with wildlife.

great relaxing hike!

We went 5 days after the big storm and the trails had debris but were nearly all cleared for hiking. It was beautiful, particularly the view of the bay!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Peaceful woodsy trail, seemed like a short hike and I'm not sure we found the summit, but maybe we weren't really on the main trail. Also must remember to wear blaze orange in fall and winter months, as there's hunting permitted here.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

We have hiked at Hedgehog Mountain a few times over the years but it has been quite some time since our last trip. One nice surprise was a second network of trails across the road from the original Hedgehog Mountain trails. (We did not happen to try these today, as it was getting late as we started but we plan to hike them next time.)

This time, we took the half-mile trail directly to the summit. This trail winds through a beautiful mixed growth forest, with switchbacks gently winding their way to the foot of the hill. From there, you can take a short, mildly steep trail directly to the summit. It really is an easy hike but increases in steepness fairly quickly. There is a nice spot at the top of the hill with a bench and decent look out over the treetops toward nearby Bradbury Mountain.

There is a loop trail that heads down the back of the hill, as well. This route connects to several trails leading and looping back toward the trailhead. We happened to hike the Stone Wall Trail and an out and back on the Foundation Trail on our way back to where we started.

As I said before, there are many options for all abilities at Hedgehog Mountain, including some new ones. I can hardly wait to go back!

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