Rising 1,103 feet above sea level, Hatchet Mountain features a wide, zig-zagging trail that leads to open views of the Camden Hills and the ocean beyond. A major landmark in the town of Hope, Maine, the mountain was named after a local legend about two Native American tribes in the region.

Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki is a Maine outdoors writer and the author of three Maine hiking guidebooks including “Family Friendly Hikes in Maine.” Find her on Twitter and Facebook @1minhikegirl. You can also...