Bowdoinham may be the coolest town in Maine. Although it's only about 45 minutes from downtown Portland, the town feels like it's closer to Millinocket. With a small "downtown" consisting of one restaurant, one hardware store, a credit union, country store, and a boat launch on the Cathance River, it has everything you need, but nothing extra.
Located at the end of Wildes Road, about 5 minutes from the town landing, is a wildlife management area. The road can be a little rough. Without an SUV or truck, you may want to park where the road turns to dirt and walk in. From the trailhead, a 3/4 mile walk brings you though rolling fields and a small section of forest to a point where the Cathance River dumps into Merrymeeting Bay. The point has outstanding views across the bat to Bath and Woolwich.
The trail is fairly easy and can be accessed year round and dogs are allowed. Ticks seem to be particularly bad here, so if you decide to check this place out, make sure to check yourself afterward. After your walk, be sure to stop in at Three Robbers Pub for a beer and cheese curds.
Learn more about the trail here!