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Address: South Berwick, ME
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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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Peaceful

Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful views. The paths have a few roots and rocks which could make it difficult for some.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Katherine A
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Berwick Maine
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Berwick Maine
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful views. The paths have a few roots and rocks which could make it difficult for some.

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shelton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Shady walk in woods along river called River Run, very nice. Park is not too big but a few loop trails and a moderate work out.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a woody hiking area located near the water. The water is easy to see through the trees as you hike. The hiking path is hilly and shaded. This is a very enjoyable hike in the afternoon.

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1 Thank Karin W
Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We wind up seeing different things on different days, even on the same trail. Good trail running, bike riding is definitely for the older kids, fun streams.

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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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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 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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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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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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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