Here’s the Perfect Outdoor Adventure Itinerary for the Beginner Hiker
It looks like the weather this weekend is going to cooperate and give us our first true taste of spring. Don't waste the warmer temperatures. Kick off your spring hiking adventures with this itinerary for the beginner hiker.
7:00 a.m. Smoothie at Maine Squeeze in Portland
Fuel up for your hike with some fruit and veggies at Maine Squeeze in Portland.
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Brunswick Diner
You've already had your nutrients via your smoothie, so it's time to carb up with some pancakes at the Brunswick Diner.
9:45 a.m. Arrive at Harpswell Cliff Trail
Hike Details from Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
Features: hike, scenic view, fairy house zones, great for kids
Length: 2.3 miles
Hiking Time: 2 hour
This rugged trail includes a shore walk along tidal Strawberry Creek and spectacular views from 150ft cliffs overlooking Long Reach. Fairy house zones provide children with a place for play and creativity. Unbroken, preserved forests stretch to the east and south of Long Reach. The reach itself is a submerged valley that is now tidal mudflats. Across the Reach is the 90-acre Long Reach Preserve.
12:00 p.m. Wrap Up Your Hike & Refuel
If you're hungry after your hike (you will be) grab a quick sandwich at Amato's in Freeport on the way home. Don't forget to hydrate with some Moxie.