Outdoor Attractions

Kennebec River Rail Trail. The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail welcomes locals and visitors alike for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, and stretches from Augusta’s Waterfront Park, through Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in Gardiner.


Viles Arboretum. The Arboretum is currently composed of 224 acres of land with a long history of farming use.

Bicentennial Nature Park

Bond Brook Nature Center

Williams Skate Park

Eastside Boat Landing

Mill Park

Capitol Park

UMA Nature Trails

Dog Park

Howard Hill. Howard Hill was named for Capt. James Howard, known as Augusta’s first settler and the only commander of Fort Western. Today the carriage trails on Howard Hill form a loose system that some walk today, with informal access points open to the public in Augusta and Hallowell. On the hill, people can find unique views of the State House, the Kennebec River to the north and south, Augusta’s east side and the hills approaching Waldo and Knox counties.

Petanque Courts

Piggery Road Ballfields. The Capitol Area Recreation Association was created to provide recreational opportunities for all members of the area communities. The CARA complex is a private non-profit organization and very unique. The area developed for outdoor recreational activities is nearly one mile long and includes playing areas for baseball, softball, horseshoes, football, soccer, field hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and cross-country for youths and adults alike. It is also used for other purposes such as walking, jogging, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and others by local residents, State of Maine employees, and workers from adjacent businesses from dawn to dusk daily.

Buker Tennis Courts

Augusta Nature Trails

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