NileGuide Expert Says:
The University of Maine's Outdoor Leisure Center Trails' offer a network of low impact walking and hiking worth spending an afternoon or two to enjoy it's natural beauty.
5797 Student Recreation and Fitness Center
Augusta, Maine 04469
University of Maine Outdoor Leisure Center Trails. Located within minutes from the heart of downtown Augusta, the University of Maine Outdoor Leisure Center Trails offer both scenic and trail varieties for hikers and walkers of all abilities. This place is a cherished refuge for University of Maine constituents, as well as all those who live and work in the Augusta area. It is not unusual to see commuters end their days with a wonderful run along the center's paths. This center's extensive, well maintained trail network enables visitors to enjoy casual strolls through open fields, ramble under thick canopies of hardwood trees, and take in the delightful solitude of relatively easy walking excursions.
Each of the center's five main trails average about a mile to a mile and a half in length and take anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes to complete. Another plus: several of the trails pass by outdoor art installations which add even greater interest and variety to your strolls.