6 Options to Hike New England This Summer
After a long winter freeze, New England finally wakes up. The earth comes alive with lush flora and fauna, winter ski areas become green...it's time for a good long hike or fun nature walk with the fam.
Opportunities abound in every northeast state, so if you don't find what you're looking for here, find some trails elsewhere.
White Mountains, Randolph, New Hampshire
Part of the Appalachian Trail, the 4.3-mile hike to this 4000-foot summit and back is challenging and fullfilling. Take about seven hours to travel all 8.6 miles out and back.
This easy to moderate hike along ocean views, cliffs and bogs takes you through a 5.8-mile loop on Maine's Bold Coast. It's almost an hour
from Acadia, the nearest camping spot, but the distance is worth the scenic drive.
"Vermont" literally means "green mountain." Hike 7 miles to the 4000-foot summit and back. With panoramic views of the Green
Mountains, this wintertime ski area provides your summertime hike with scenic trails, a lodge and beautiful brook.
Lincoln, Rhode Island
This is an easy, 2-mile nature hike with lush, wooded footpaths. Unique flora and fauna, and unusual stone formations will tickle the
geologist and botonist in you.
South Berwick, Maine
This is another easy hike with only a 200-foot elevation gain. Enjoy the 250-acre forested tract along the scenic Salmon Falls River, breathe in the scent of pine and soft soil.
It's a moderate hike, but with the possibility of a day-long 20-mile hike through what is, in the winter, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.
New England has some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. Here's your chance to see it up close with these eight camping destinations from Connecticut to the Maine coastline.
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