For a fairly easy hike that affords gorgeous views of eastern Casco Bay, look no further than the Giant’s Stairs Trail in Harpswell. The rock formations that gave the trail its name date back about 500 million years, give or take a year or two. We have movements in the earth’s crust, as well as a whole lot of hot magma, to thank for this. It’s also worth thanking Captain William Henry Sinnett, who deeded the 2.5-mile strip of coastal perfection to the town of Harpswell back in 1910.
Staff photo by Logan Werlinger