Hiking & Biking
Kayaks, Surfboard, Fly Shops, and Bike Rentals
Kennebunkport Bicycle Company — renting hybrid, mountain and road bikes and guiding tours to the coolest locales in southern Maine. 34 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport, (207) 967-4382
Eldredge Brothers Fly Shop — From fly tying supplies and gear to seminars and a guide service, this fly shop has it all. 1480 Route One, Cape Neddick, (207) 363-9269.
Wheels and Waves — Maine’s Oldest Surf and Skate Shop. Selling and renting surfing, skateboarding, and bike gear since 1974. 365 Post Road, (207).646.5774
The Marginal Way — a paved path the winds along Ogunquit, Maine’s rocky coastline. It begins at Perkins Cove parking lot, skirting the little cove and winding North along the beach homes until it reaches Shore Road. Benches are spaced along the trail and provide relaxing places to smell the ocean air and watch the waves.
A loop can be made by following the Shore Road, at the end of the Marginal Way Trail, to Perkins Cove Road and back to the parking area.
Sand Plains Trail Kennebunk — A short, one-mile loop, gives visitors wide-open spaces bordering a forest of scrub oak, aspen, and gray birch. Special features: open-field walking, blueberry picking in midsummer, and bunch grasses and wildflowers.
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm — is 2,250 acres of protected land, a restored saltwater farm called Laudholm, and a natural haven. Seven miles of walking trails lead to a salt water marsh and bird sanctuaries. Guided nature walks offer insights to this National Estuarine Research Reserve. 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells. (207) 646-1555.
Rachael Carson National Wildlife Refuge — was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Major habitat types present on the refuge include forested upland, barrier beach/dune, coastal meadows, tidal salt marsh, and the distinctive rocky coast. There’s a one mile trail (wheelchair accessible) that presents both a broad view of the wetlands and a closer up view of the water and wildlife. This is a fun and interesting place to visit. Route 9, Wells. (207) 646-9226.
Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park — Rye, NH. (603) 436-8043
Odiorne Point is open daily year-round. Picnickers can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, and explorers can uncover evidence of past military occupation. An extensive network of trails, including a paved bike path, wind through the dense vegetation and traverse the park. Rye, NH. (603) 436-8043
The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region — contains 10,000 acres of land and is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England. This land is comprised of a rich and unique coastal forest that supports the highest diversity of animal and plant species in all of Maine. The mountain and the surrounding area provide residents with an ideal location for hiking, biking, and sightseeing. There are over 30 miles of trails.