Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont Guide Book

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs New Hampshire and Vermont  by Lisa Densmore

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ISBN: 0898869889

Lisa Densmore hiked more than 300 miles in New Hampshire and Vermont mostly with her faithful trail companion Bravo, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, but also with other dogs, while researching this book. Here she shares her favorite trails of easy day hikes to overnight backpacking trips, presented through canine-centric eyes. These hikes will delight both you and your pet with panoramic views, long ridge walks, lush forests, and pristine lakes. Advice is given on topics such as proper canine trail etiquette, wildlife encounters, and weather concerns. Additional features include what to pack for your pooch, including the Ten Canine Essentials, a doggy first aid kit, and a Trail Finder chart that lists hikes by length, terrain, difficulty for dogs, and more.

© 2005 Lisa Densmore/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: The Abbey Pond Trail (blue blazes) enters the woods on a gravel path. At first it climbs gently, with dense hardwood forest to either side but open sky above. At about 0.1 mile a boulder on the left a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
East Middlebury, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Don’t let the name fool you. There are at least five Bald Mountains in Vermont, none of which have bald summits, but their tops were once clear as a result of forest fires. Subsequent erosion left the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Westmore, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Black Mountain is a rocky pyramid at the end of a long ridge called The Hogsback. It is little known outside of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, perhaps because it is not a high peak, but it is a f ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Haverhill, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Bridal Veil Falls is a scenic cascade on the northwestern side of a ridge between Cannon Mountain and The Cannon Balls. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Hampshire. Coppermine Brook ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Franconia, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Burnt Rock Mountain is an impressive rocky dome, located along the Long Trail just north of Huntington Gap. Its summit was cleared of trees in a forest fire about a century ago. Today, a few scrub spr ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
North Fayston, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” by Ira Allen (Ethan Allen’s brother), which was later changed to the more ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Huntington Center, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Carter Dome is presumably named for Dr. Ezra Carter, who explored the White Mountains in the 1800s looking for medicinal herbs. It is ranked ninth among the 4000-footers of the White Mountains. Mount ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: There are at least three Haystack Mountains in Vermont with trails on them: one to the far north near Jay Peak, one near Lake Willoughby (also north), and the other to the far south by Mount Snow. The ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Wilmington, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Jay Peak is the northernmost peak in Vermont of any prominence. It is most known as a ski resort, but hikers enjoy it for its views to Canada, only 10 miles away. Dogs will find most of the route rath ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Jay, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Kilburn Crag is a rocky outcropping on the northeastern shoulder of modest Walker Mountain. It is known mainly to Littleton locals. With easy footing and low mileage, it is a perfect hike for puppies ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Littleton, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Killington Peak is the second highest mountain in Vermont. It is the highest of the six peaks that make up Killington Resort. Best known for skiing in the winter, the resort encourages hiking up its s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Mendon, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Located on a shoulder of Mount Sunapee, Lake Solitude and White Ledge above it are among the most peaceful hiking destinations in southern New Hampshire. White Ledge offers an arguably superior view c ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Newbury, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This hike is a peak-bagger’s dream, crossing at least four summits - Mount Abraham (elevation 4006 feet), Lincoln Peak (elevation 3972 feet), Mount Ellen (elevation 4083 feet), and General Stark Mount ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Warren, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: Moose Mountain is aptly named. The entire trail is prime moose habitat, with numerous swampy areas to the sides of the trail, although the trail itself is generally dry, soft dirt. Fresh moose tracks ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Lyme, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: A true monadnock, a singular peak that is not part of a ridge, Mount Ascutney stands alone in southeastern Vermont. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the region. The Abenakis called th ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Brownsville, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: The Mount Cabot-Unknown Pond Loop is actually three possible hikes in one. Besides the entire loop, Mount Cabot and Unknown Pond are both excellent out-and-back hikes in their own right. For peak-bagg ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Berlin, NH - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Mount Cardigan is one of the more popular hikes in this part of New Hampshire, so expect lots of kids, dogs, and other hikers on the trail. It is the perfect hike if you do not have a lot of time but ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Orange , NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Although it is not a 4000-footer,Mount Chocorua is one of the most popular “big mountain” hikes in the White Mountains due to its vicinity to North Conway and the fact that its summit is a spectacular ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Conway, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: If you are looking for a little more mileage and vertical without overdoing it, Mount Cube is the perfect choice. With under 3000 feet of elevation, Mount Cube may have less cachet than its larger nei ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Wentworth, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Mount Elmore is the lowest peak of the Worcester Range, but one of the more prominent (and more hiked) due to its position at the northern end of the range and its fire tower on top. From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont"
Morrisville, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4