6 Options to Hike New England This Summer

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.

Mount Adams

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.

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Cutler Coast Preserve

Cutler, Maine

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.

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Killington Peak

Mendon, Vermont

"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.

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Lime Rock Preseve Pond

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.

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Vaughan Woods State Park

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.

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Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Westminster, Masachussets

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.

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Don't Miss: Great Campgrounds in New England

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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