Summer is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. If you’re looking to do something inexpensive and healthy, go take a hike.

Here is a list of some of the hiking trials in the Augusta/Waterville area.

1. Augusta Nature Education Center is a 4.8 mile easy trail, where you can relax and take pictures and enjoy nature.

2. In Waterville, there is the Thomas College Trail; a really short .6 mile round trip trail which has great views of the Messalonski Stream. Like the Augusta Nature Education Center, it is listed as easy.

3. Listed as a moderate trail in difficulty there are the University of Maine Augusta Fitness Trails located in Augusta at UMA. This walk is 2.2 miles and has stops along the way for fitness, for example monkey bars and pull up bars.

4. Of course there is the Kennebec River Trail which begins in Augusta and runs along the Kennebec River through Hallowell and Farmingdale into Gardiner. This trail is 7.6 miles and the measurement listed is only one-way. So you’ll have to double the distance to get back to where you started.

5. Old Narrow Gauge Rail Trail is located in Randolph and is considered easy. This trail is listed as 2.6 miles round trip.

6. The Quarry Road Recreational Area, which is located in Waterville, is a multi-seasonal park which is full of hiking trails and other fun outdoor activity. There is hiking for all levels from easy to advanced.

There are many other trails you can try out. For a complete list, click here.