I am a West Bath resident creating Maine By Foot as a guide to some of Maine’s wonderful trails. Many of these are the result of hard work and dedication by land trusts and other conservation organizations.
I update this site as I discover walks or re-do old ones. I am not including snowmobile/ATV trails because these are sometimes not marked well. But I definitely encourage walkers to contact your local club and get a map of nearby tracks — these can sometimes make for great walking or skiing.
Because I value the experience of self discovery, I keep my trail descriptions simple, adding a self-made map when I can of the trail to help you find the trailhead and to get a sense of the path’s route. My maps are not made by an expert, so please be careful not to get lost, and try not to wander onto private property! Additionally, I sometimes find my GPS trail distances are different than the official distances, just by a bit. My setting for collecting track points is .01 km., the lowest it will go, but perhaps other devices do it more frequently.
I have also added a link when I can to the organization responsible for maintaining the land. These websites are often very informative and provide maps, as well as a bit of the history, ecology and geology of the land. In addition, trail maps are often available at trailhead kiosks.
Please check whether dogs are allowed on preserves and whether they should be on leash. Most land trust preserves and parks accept dogs; others, like The Nature Conservancy and Audubon sanctuaries, do not.