Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Guide Book

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Kids Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine  by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr

285pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9780898866445

Stop at a working farm in Vermont, hike to a 30-foot waterfall in New Hampshire, and walk along the rocky coast of Maine to visit a lighthouse. These are just a few of the highlights families (and anyone looking for an easy hike) will find in Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine. Includes: 85 hikes selected for kid appeal, accessible from urban areas; hikes ranging from less than 1 mile to nearly 6 miles round-trip, with optional turn-around points; trails rated for difficulty for children; handy sidebars with info on plants, animals, geology, and fun activities on the hike; and a graphic, two-color layout which provides key data at a glance.

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J Lewis, and Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 85.
... Preview: Take it to a vote: Who wants to visit the state’s highest waterfall? Now, who wants to climb to the top of some 600-foot cliffs? Guess what? On this hike, everyone wins! The trip to Frankenstein Cliff ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Fabyan, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Artist Bluff is not just another pretty face. Although it soars magnificently over NH-18 and I-93 and is dotted on most nice days with dozens of rock climbers, it does more than catch your eye from th ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Bethlehem, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: On the hike to Bald Rock Mountain, the end more than justifies the means. Although the initial mile or so along the gravel road may become monotonous for the little guys, the foot trail engages hikers ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Lincolnville, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The hike to Bar Island, a satisfying short hike in a less crowded area of Acadia, will bring out the adventurous spirit in every member of the family. Hikers cross over to the island along a sandbar ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Bar Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Starting with the vision of land stewards Hollis P. Nichols and Jeffrey P. Smith and a meager 18 acres, Beaver Brook now encompasses over 2000 acres of woodlands and wetlands for the public to enjoy. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Pepperell, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Two and a half million people visit Acadia National Park each year, making it one of the country’s most popular national parks. Its 47,000 acres and 120 miles of trails encompass rocky peaks and shore ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: You’ll have no trouble keeping kids motivated along this hiking route. Three major “kid” features—two water slides and a mountain summit— will keep them racing along the trail to find out what’s next. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: The hike to Blue Job’s fire tower is a popular one with local families. An easy, appealing climb leads to an open summit with views that stretch to Boston, the Atlantic, and the White Mountains. What ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Strafford, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: As you hike the Boulder Loop, you’ll feel as if you have your very own naturalist along. Equipped with a White Mountain National Forest interpretive leaflet (available at the trailhead or at the Whi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Conway, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Bridal Veil Falls, one of the more captivating waterfalls in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF), tumbles down Coppermine Brook in the ravine between Cannon Mountain and the Cannon Balls. The Co ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Bethlehem, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: You’ve heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but did you know that the same thing applies to mountains? Indeed, the steep slopes of conical Burke Mountain seem to indicate a formidable trail ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
West Burke, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Burnt Meadow Mountain, close to the New Hampshire border, comprises three similar summits. The well-marked (though somewhat overgrown) route described here scales the eastern spur of North Peak and of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Brownfield, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: No monotonous woods-walking for the kids on this hike! Dramatic views over Bar Harbor will demand everyone’s attention as you follow the North Ridge Trail on its gradual climb up Cadillac’s nearly bar ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Pick a sunny, spring day to visit Chesterfield Gorge—you’ll want to witness the runoff swelling this narrow ravine. The gorge is a terrific place to evaluate inexperienced hikers—the route is short, e ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Keene, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Because of the variety of habitats on this hike, wildlife is plentiful. This relatively flat trail encircles a pond through forest and edge habitat. You and your children can have fun looking for plan ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Millinocket, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: When you stand amid the boulders that line the floor of the dark, narrow Devil’s Gulch, it’s not hard to imagine time turning back a century or even ten centuries. This murky gorge, untouched by moder ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Lowell, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The hike to Dome Rock is no walk in the park. It is, in fact, one of the more strenuous hikes in the book, with many steep sections. This is best undertaken by experienced hikers and kids up for a cha ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Even though Wheeler Mountain (2371 feet) is one of the lower peaks in the Lake Willoughby area, its Eagle Cliff provides magnificent, long-range views. I know, vistas keep the old folks happy, but wha ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
West Burke, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Although this Audubon Sanctuary is relatively small at a mere 30 acres, the views it offers are big and sweeping. The trail passes by rocky cliffs and pebble beaches as it wraps around the tip of East ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Saco, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Even though you’ll travel along the same trail both up and down this mountain, you’ll be amazed at how different the route seems. On the way up, the steep grade focuses attention on your goal, the sum ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine"
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2