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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Other Great Outdoors
“Hiking on Mount Agamenticus - 21 Mount A Rd, Cape Neddick, Maine The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region consists of more than 10,000 acres and is located within an additional 30,000 acre expanse of conservation land in southern Maine.  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. While most of Southern Maine is heavily developed, this stretch of conservation land is a natural treasure that will be preserved for the enjoyment of generations to come. Mount A’s trails are for hikers, bikers, and other seasonal activities such as snowshoeing. Select trails are open to equestrians and ATV riders. As you travel the trails, we hope you will discover why this place is special. To ensure long-term trail quality and to protect against erosion, trails are designated for specific uses. Trail signs, color blazes and the trail map tell which uses are permitted on each trail. Trails At The Summit The BIG A (universal access design) 
Easy. 1 mile. 20 minutes. Circles the summit area, through the shrublands and around the field. Fisher Trail (hiking and biking) Moderate. 0.2 mile. 10 minutes down/15 minutes up. Many switchbacks; but no rocks. Dense hemlock forest shades this trail behind the horse stable. Very few other plants grow under the dense shade of the hemlocks. Blueberry Bluff (hiking) Difficult. 0.3 mile. 10 minutes down/15 minutes up. Steep, exposed bedrock; rocky sections. Beautiful views to the south, including Pawtuckaway Mountain and the ocean. Scrub oak and blueberry hold on to this warm, exposed slope of thin soil. Witch Hazel (hiking and biking) Moderate. 0.1 mile. 5 minutes down/5 minutes up. Some rocks. Look for the beautiful old hemlock and uncommon chestnut oak along the trail. At the top of the trail, witch hazel is a common tree with wavy-edged leaves and straggly autumn blossoms. Sweet Fern (hiking and biking) Difficult. 0.2 mile. 5 minutes down/10 minutes up. Steep, exposed bedrock; slippery when wet (not recommended in rain). This former ski run is being reclaimed by young, hardy plants including gray birch and the aromatic sweet fern. Vulture’s View (hiking) Difficult. 0.5 mile. 20 minutes down/30 minutes up. Steep, exposed bedrock; slippery when wet (not recommended in rain). Beautiful views to the northwest; sometimes you can see as far as Mount Washington, 90 miles away. Exposed granite is evidence of ancient geology and modern erosion. Trails Near the Base Ring Trail (hiking and biking) Moderate-Difficult. 1.5 mile. 40 minutes. Western portion is a gradual ascent; a few rocky areas. Eastern portion is steep and rocky. Follow the Ring Trail to climb half-way up the mountain. The Ring Trail crosses old ski runs of the Big A. You will walk through a variety of forest types including hemlock, white pine, beech and several oak species. Goosefoot (hiking and biking) Moderate-Difficult. 0.5 mile. 20 minutes. Some steep, exposed bedrock; some rocky areas. A long, secluded walk to the base of the mountain. Goosefoot is a small tree, common along the trail’s edge, with leaves shaped like a goose’s foot. It is also known as striped maple because of the white stripes on the thin trunk. Wintergreen Trail (hiking) Moderate. 0.4 mile. 15 minutes down/20 minutes up. Moderate slope with slight erosion. Hemlocks dominate the cooler, northwest facing slope that leads to Mountain Road. Wintergreen is a small, dark-leaved plant that is common on the forest floor. Look for its white flowers in the summer and red berries. Hours of Operation-Open Year Round Dawn to Dusk NOTICE: Weather conditions may cause temporary road closure Learning Lodge: Open Weekends 11am – 3pm from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day”
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Park
“Vaughn Woods is par none to running/ walking trail. Perfectly manicured through gorgeous Main terrain. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Adorable restaurant in nearby South Berwick. Heading to the Hackmatack theater? This is the perfect pre-show dinner spot.”
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Point of Interest
“The Ledges Golf Club located in York Maine offers the most memorable public golf experience in the seacoast where you are surrounded by ledge outcroppings, championship greens and wild life. Voted Best Courses You Can Play 2017 by GOLFWEEK. Only a 20 minute drive away. ”
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Theatre
“Summerstock theater housed in an old barn on a scenic, 17th-century farmstead. Plus, homemade pie may be served at intermission!”
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Restaurant
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“It has a bar. Comfort foods off a wood fired brick oven from Fish Taco's to Pot Pie and burgers. 14 beers on tap; mixed drinks and happy hour 3-6:30.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Great hiking and biking trails about 15 minute drive. You can see the ocean from the top of the mountain. Beautiful views.”
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Point of Interest
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Grocery or Supermarket
“This is also a local store for designer liquors and wines, along with home made salads, soups, baked goods and more.”
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Museum
“It has beautiful gardens, great place to walk or picnic. In summer they feature concerts by local musicians. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Point of Interest
“The Old Berwick Historical Society is launching a groundbreaking exhibition that recasts the founding story of this region. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm through October. Admission is free; donations are welcome.”
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School
“South Berwick Strawberry Festival is held here always on the last Saturday in June. (this year, June 24th, 2017 rain or shine.) Lots of vendors showing off their wares and crafts for sale. Down in back of the school is the fun place for kids. Along with the barbecues and food vendors. On the front lawn is the big tent filled with volunteers dishing up yummy fresh strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, or cheese cake with strawberries. If you're an Airbnb guest at the time and want to go, you can either walk the mile from here or I will drive you down and pick you up when you're ready to come back. ”
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Park
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"bar"
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“This will be the best you've ever had go for dinner as a couple. The calamari app. is excellent. The fillet, haddock, sirloin and fish tacos are also excellent. The service is friendly and prompt. you could not ask for a better meal, you will be very happy with everything. ”
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