Snowshoe Routes: New England Guide Book

by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright (The Mountaineers Books)
Snowshoe Routes New England  by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright

251pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898868491

Snowshoe Routes: New England takes you to 72 scenic winter trails in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, the Green Mountains in Vermont, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, Acadia National Park in Maine, and everywhere in between. You’ll visit snow-covered woods, rolling farm country, frozen waterfalls and lakes, challenging peaks, and so much more. Includes: 72 snowshoe routes in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine; outings ranging from beginner to expert; trails that are easily accessible from New England, including Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; Concord, NH; & Portland, ME; a handy trip-planning chart identifies trails that have historic features, are family-friendly, expose you to birds and wildlife; and information on snowshoe-friendly accommodations, backcountry huts, and guided snowshoe trips.

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Trails from the "Snowshoe Routes: New England" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 72.
... Preview: The lusty, briny smell of the sea, the sounds of honking geese, the sight of a soaring eagle, and stunning water views may greet you on this wintry walk along spectacular Great Bay. There are a couple ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Newington, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Yes, this little jaunt in the Notch gets a fair amount of traffic; tons of tourists clamor up its path in the summer. Even during the harsh winter months, you probably won’t have the trail to yourself ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Harts Location, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: We’ve classified this hike up Bald Mountain and around Artists Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park as easy. The distance is short, and the elevation gain of 340 feet is gradual and easy to manage. Bes ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Franconia, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This is New Hampshire’s largest developed state park and one of the best for snowshoeing. The park encompasses more than 10,000 acres, including marshes, bogs, mountain summits, and ponds, and a spide ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Suncook, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Bradley Palmer is one of the best-loved and easiest-to-locate parks on the North Shore. Local kids have happy memories of this park in summertime, when the wading pool (sort of a countrified version o ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Topsfield, MA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The parking lot doesn’t look promising; You’ll probably see at least a couple of trucks with trailers attached. “Uh, oh!" you’ll think; “Snowmobilers!" And, in fact, this trail intersects with Corrido ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Manchester, VT - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Ready for a workout? You’ll get one on this steep trek up to the summit of 2800-foot Burnt Mountain in northern Vermont, It’s a 4.6-mile up-and-back hike, but you can choose to opt out sooner, if you ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Montgomery Center, VT - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Solitude, commanding views, and a touch of wilderness mark this little-used route up the round-domed Burnt Mountain. This peak in Maine’s Carrabasset Valley sits in the shadows of Sugarloaf Mountain, ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Carrabassett Valley, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: To outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate mountain-to-sea scenery and solitude, a winter visit to Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, is hard to beat. The snow doesn’t always last long on t ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Acadia National Park, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This trail leads to the open summit of 2850-foot Caribou Mountain in the Evans Notch region, straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border. It’s a long, steady climb, with nearly 2000-foot elevation gain. ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Gilead, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This hike follows the Nineteen-mile Brook Trail through Carter Notch, but don’t let the name of this trail scare you off. The moderately steep trail climbs only 3.8 miles to the Appalachian Mountain C ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Gorham, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: It’s a bit swamp Yankee, don’t ya’ think? said one of our hiking companions of this down-home ski center. We’ll admit, it you’re looking for Aspen chic and oh-so-refined atmosphere, don’t bother to co ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Bethel, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.08
... Preview: This is about as near perfect of a short, half-day hike as you can get. You’ll walk a well-marked, easy-to-follow footpath, traveling through pretty snowy woods, up a gentle incline to a series of cas ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Conway, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Wild, rugged, remote, and dramatically beautiful . . . Chimney Pond, nestled in a semi-circular glacial bowl at the foot of towering, 1000-foot cliffs on the northeast side of Mount Katahdin, is argua ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Millinocket, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: Day Mountain, elevation gain 583 feet, round trip 1.5 miles. At first glance, it’s easy to discount this little hike up a little mountain. But you’d be wrong to do so. A short walk on this trail throu ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Cranberry Isles, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This gently lovely area of forests, kettle ponds, and wetlands is proof that one doesn’t need to conquer a summit to enjoy great scenery. In wintertime, the American chestnut trees that flank the park ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Webster, MA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This long loop hike combines an easy stroll on one of Acadia National Park’s famed carriage roads around picturesque Eagle Lake with a short scramble up Connors Nubble. Fine vistas greet you nearly ev ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Hulls Cove, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: This up-and-back hike, in the shadows of the Franconia Range, features a series of spectacular waterfalls and frothy cascades. The frozen Falls, reaching 60 to 80 feet, are a sight to see against the ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Franconia, NH - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This pristine 65-acre sanctuary on the Presumpscot River estuary is headquarters for the Maine Audubon Society and a great place for a winter stroll. You can hike more than 2 miles of trails that weav ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Falmouth, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Easy accessibility, quick climb, no backtracking, and mountains-to-sea views . . . what more could you ask for? This hike up 525-foot Gorham Mountain is the perfect half-day jaunt. It’s not rail-trai ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Otter Creek, ME - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4