“The Rez” in Hallowell

“The Rez” (for the Reservoir) is a public recreation area for Hallowell, and includes a swimming hole, playing field, picnic tables, rest facilites, but also connects to miles of trails which run through the woods, around a quarry pond, connecting to snowmobile trails, etc. It’s so close to home (for us) that I often don’t think of it as a “destination” for hiking at all.

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After the walk

There’s so many choices in the area that I can’t pick just one. Slates, a Hallowell institution, always has excellent food – you can’t go wrong. Saturday and Sunday brunch is great. A little further down the road (in Gardiner to be precise) is the A1 Diner (Don’t be fooled by their website – which needs a little work). A classic diner from the 50’s, the food is anything but – my favorite is the Greek salad with Calamari – but you can get anything from Macaroni and cheese to Morracan stew, etc.