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Best trails in Standish

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Looking for a great trail near Standish, Maine? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, snowshoeing trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wolfes Neck Woods State Park or Mackworth Island State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pleasant Mountain Preserve or Fore River Sanctuary. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Standish ranging from 1.2 to 11.4 miles and from 285 to 403 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Standish
Top trails (8)
#1 - Sebago Lake Land Reserve
Standish, Maine
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
The 1,700 acre Sebago Lake Land Reserve is a managed forest intended to protect Sebago Lake, our local drinking water supply. Sebago Lake provides drinking water to 200,000 people in the greater Portland region. Many features of the Land Reserve, sharp elevation changes in particular, were shaped by glacial movement 13,000 years ago. The steep slope that runs between Bobcat Trail and Horsetail Trail is called a kame slope and was formed by glacial deposits. This stark contrast in elevation results in markedly different plant communities. A maze of springs, streams, and wetlands borders the Horsetail Trail, which can be found at the bottom of the kame slope. A comparison of plant communities between the bottom and the top of the kame slope may reveal the hidden story of soil and hydrology underfoot. The Otter Ponds are a testament to previous glacial activity and are a type of kettlehole depression. Kettlehole depressions were formed from glacial ice that became trapped in layers of sand and gravel that, once melted, left rounded, steep-sided depressions. The Otter Ponds (the collection of Half Moon Pond, Otter Ponds, and Snake Pond) are spring-fed ponds known as kettlehole lakes. These ponds are a popular destination for brook trout, largemouth bass, pickerel, and hornpout anglers and are accessible along Mallard Trail. The Otter Ponds are bordered by a set of trails that provide contrasting settings of a predominantly dense White Pine tree community along the Acadia Loop and the sun flecked Oak-dominated tree community along the Snake View and Pond View Trails. Sightings of cicadas, Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfishers, Cedar Waxwings, snakes, several butterfly and moth species, and frogs near the Otter Ponds add to the appeal of these trails. The Otter Ponds are not the only place to spot wildlife. Vernal pools and their amphibian inhabitants are scattered throughout the land reserve. These seasonally filled pools assist in reducing erosion and polluted runoff by holding water from spring rains and slowly releasing it back into the ground. Additionally, vernal pools provide a safe habitat for breeding amphibians that rely on fishless waterbodies to lay their eggs. Several species, including the spotted salamander, blue spotted salamander, wood frog, and fairy shrimp, all rely on vernal pools exclusively to raise their broods. The animals that call these unique habitats home are food for many other animals like the Barred Owl, raccoons, foxes, and hawks. The Wetland Loop offers excellent views of such a habitat and is the perfect length for children.Show more
#2 - Sebago to the Sea Trail: Section 1
Sebago to the Sea Trail
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
This section 1 is part of a longer route along the Sebago to the Sea Trail, from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay. It connects six towns, offering its visitors opportunities for hiking, biking, walking and commuting. This section offers beautiful views of Sebago Lake. Swimming is allowed at the lakeshore. You need to fill in a PWD permit at the Kiosk before using the trail You can find parking in the lot on the route 237, there you will find the Portland Water District kiosk where you fill out the permit from. Please respect private property adjacent to the lakeshore. Show more
#3 - Sebago Land Preserve Loop
Standish, Maine
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
#4 - Sebago to the Sea Trail: Section 3
Sebago to the Sea Trail
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
#5 - Roger's Farm Parcel
Standish, Maine
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 44 m
An easy trail to follow from Pond Rd to the shore of Sebago Lake. Be sure to sign into the kiosk for a no charge one-day pass. There is a small sandy area among the rocks at the shore. Trail is not marked but you should have no difficulty finding your way. Show more
#6 - Sebago to the Sea Trail: Section 2
Standish, Maine
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 28 m
Sebago to the Sea (S2S) is very well marked with wide paths. This section begins at kiosk on Route 237- White Rock Road and takes you by Otter Ponds, through The Y camp to kiosk at the tracks to continue in Section 3. Show more
#7 - Randall Orchards Trail
Standish, Maine
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
The trail is great for family hiking. The easy to moderate terrain offers views of wetlands, vernal pools, stonewalls, and a diversity of majestic trees including hemlock, pines, oaks and maples. The North Branch of the Little River, a tributary of the Presumpscot River, winds through this section of forest. The 1.5 mile loop trail is phase one of the Randall Orchards Forest Trails project and is open for public use during daylight hours for walking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing. The land is owned by the Randall Family, so please stay on the trails.Show more
#8 - St Joseph's College Walking Trail
Standish, Maine
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
The cross-country trails around the campus are well taken care of, smooth and wide enough for wheelchairs (if you can handle an occasional rock, root, and minor incline). The highlight of the walk is the view from the college’s Sebago Lake beach. On a clear day, Mt. Washington is visible, floating like a cloud above the lake and distant forested shore. The perimeter trail is about two miles. All told, there are roughly three miles of trails here. Show more