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Address: South Berwick, ME
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: Self-guided nature trails and guided historical home and garden tours are...
Self-guided nature trails and guided historical home and garden tours are offered at this 250-acre memorial park in southern Maine.
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Terrific park with a variety of trails

There is variety here from easy to difficult hiking. The trails include Hamilton House and the site where cows were introduced into North America. Trails also go along river... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Riverview, Florida
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594 reviews 594 reviews
162 attraction reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is variety here from easy to difficult hiking. The trails include Hamilton House and the site where cows were introduced into North America. Trails also go along river separating New Hampshire and Maine.

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Redmond, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The picnic area may not be why you visit. The wonders of pines and brooks and the clean air is why you visit. This would be a fantastic place to bring elementary school children to do a scavenger hunt with a list of things to find and check off when you see them. Think: pine cones, round rock, fern, bird,... More 

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South Berwick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This park is not far from the center of town, yet it provides several trails that give you great solitude and beautiful nature...the trail goes along side the river and at one point there is a good view of the Hamilton House and a place to cross over to check out the gardens

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North Berwick, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The trails give you a number of options: head up to the Hamilton House for a stroll in the gardens, enjoy the grounds. The full loop trail starts along the river, circles back through the woods. If you want a shorter walk, several trails cut across one side of loop to other. Great place to bring your dog

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Maine/New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were almost the only ones in the woods except for a woman, her baby, and a dog. They did not disturb the tranquility of the woods. The trails were pretty easy except for the tree roots in some spots. On the ground, there were pieces of tree that we could use as walking sticks. We parked at the Hamilton... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Off the beaten path, but worth it. Easy walk along the water and through the woods. Just watch out for the tree roots. If you want more of a workout, take a few of the intersecting trails. I find it easier to take the River Run path and come back on the Bridle path.

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149 reviews 149 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife and I came here at the recommendation of the innkeeper where we stayed. The hiking was somewhat reminiscent of Big Basin in California which was great. Lots of small trails to hike, the terrain ranging for easy to moderate. The views overlooking the water were spectacular and the overall feel of the park was incredibly peaceful. Saw several... More 

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Monroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I were house sitting in So Berwick for my family. They left a list of things we might like to do and Vaughan woods was on the list. Even though it is very cold and windy the day we went you did not feel it when you were among the beautiful hemlock trees. It was one of... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
58 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This State Park offers an easy but consistently hilly 2.5mi (appx) loop hike with various cuts along the way to shorten the loop. Taking the Bridle path will bring you through a magical looking forest with a well-worn path for half of the trip. The other half of the trip takes you over the River Run which is right along... More 

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York Beach, Maine
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Easy paths to follow strolling through woods near the river. Restful, relaxing, and nice to hear the wind through the trees.

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