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

Great hiking, beautiful trail. very scenic along the river.

4 months ago

Gorgeous views at the shoreline!

Great short trail with varied terrain, up and down hills. Provides a decent under an hour work out and is in forest setting, trail marked well. Would do again if in area.

Well groomed and well marked trail with great site seeing and interesting beaches. We saw several horseshoe crabs at the sand beach.

The trail along the water was very good. It is an easy hike with decent views. Your better off turning around at the pipe that goes under the road. The pipe is not tall enough for an adult and is very awkward. After that the other half of the trail is very unkept with thorns and no great views.

My fav, for a quick short hike or a jog by the ocean!

Snuck out for a quick run while the kids and husband napped in the car. It was the first time this trip that I felt like I was really on vacation.

Beautiful trail along the bay... kids loved exploring the beaches. We had fun searching the tidal pools, found so many horseshoe crabs, crabs, hermit crabs, and many other fun things.
Will definitely hike this again when we are in the area!

8 months ago

Fun hike very wet this time of year. Some bugs but not bad, use deet spray for ticks out here. A lot of other connecting trails for extra miles especially at the tail end. Trail was also very well marked.

Beautiful easy hike that leads to a private beach. Still a little muddy (beginning of April), but worth it! :) The trails are excellently marked. Will definitely be back in warmer months.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Great in all seasons.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Love this manageable hike. Gorgeous terrain and coastal views.

Friday, October 13, 2017

This is one of my go-to trails, it's local and always a nice walk!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Great trail with scenic views of the water. Trail offers a combination of an easy hike with a few spots that are a little tricky. Very family friendly trail, except parts of the trail are not so easily navigated if you have a stroller.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

fun little hike with minor elevation changes. wide clear path. flower blooms smelled wonderful. nice overlooks of small bodies of water. great for dogs.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It was such an awesome hike! Loved it, even went swimming a little bit even with the mud haha

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hiked this on February 20, 2017. Surprisingly, this trail was very passable despite the 2-3 feet of fresh snow on the ground. Clearly a favorite of cross country skiers, it was simple to navigate and the path was well-marked. There are several side trails that will lead you down to the shoreline and out from under the canopy of the forest. Otherwise, much of this hike is shaded beneath the trees. I would return in summer time to compare.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Nice easy, shady trail that hugs the river beaches for a while. We weren't sure how far you could hike on the shoreline. We walked all the way to the end of the first beach and managed to get back to the road but it was definitely tricky. Stayed on the main trail after that. We took the shorter loop and it took a little over an hour.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Easy part of trail was the farm road. we also did the shore trail which is narrow but doable.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nice easy trail that the whole family can enjoy (any age) nice view of the river with many custom made benches along the way to enjoy many view spots.

Nice forest, pond and sandy estuary beach views - very accessible by Damariscotta-to-Boothbay river road.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Really enjoyed it. Nice trail and well marked. Nicely shaded from the sun too.

Monday, March 18, 2013

This trail is great for what it is: a quiet, easy trail in a peaceful area, with terrific ocean views when you reach the water's edge. We went for a family hike with our 6 year old who enjoyed the trail as well. There are several paths and options. We met other hikers with dogs. The trails were still snow covered in March this year, which was better than mud! The location is great for us and I'm sure we'll be back!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lovely views of woods and water. Moderate difficulty at most, but lots of bugs and Mosquitos in May.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Great trail with scenic views. Very dog friendly. A good mix of terrain, but never too challenging that a our young son couldn't enjoy it.

21 days ago

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