Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Parking: Dedicated parking lot with a good amount of spots.
Dogs: Permitted on leash.
Family Friendly: Yes
You can smell the ocean from this wooded walk. This preserve has over 145 acres of contiguous woodlands and over 3 miles of beautiful walking trails. There are some hills to climb, lots of woodpeckers to spot, and white pine, red oak and hemlock trees to admire.
This walk truly encompasses what makes Maine magical: you get a forested walk but just across the street from the Shore Road trailhead sits Pond Cove - a sweet little rocky beach with incredible ocean views. The walk is also moderate, making it accessible for kids + it is dog friendly (leashed.) So, you really can make everyone happy with this gorgeous hike.
Get your steps in on the hike and then clear your head by the beach. Perfection.