100 Classic Hikes in New England Guide Book

by Jeffrey Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Hikes in New England  by Jeffrey Romano

253pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 159485100X

The wilderness of New England is a gold mine for hikers, offering an abundance of rolling hills, mountains, jagged coastline, and lakes. Historic trails are well-worn into the landscape, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to undertake epic backpacking adventures or short, satisfying day hikes. This new guide covers the best trails in six states, including jaunts on the Appalachian Trail, the lush hills of Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Long Trail in Vermont, the Massachusetts coast, the dense forests of Connecticut, and the wildlife sanctuaries of Rhode Island. Written by a New England native, the book provides measured distances and times for each hike, as well as difficulty ratings, elevation gain, permitting information, and more.

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Trails from the "100 Classic Hikes in New England" Guide Book
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... Preview: Hidden in the southwest corner of Massachusetts and surrounded by more than 10,000 acres of publicly owned conservation land, this hike to the state’s highest single-drop waterfall and one of its most ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Copake, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: At more than 14,000 acres, the Arcadia Management Area is Rhode Island’s largest public land unit. Popular year-round, it is managed for multiple uses including hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biki ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Hope Valley, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: Located in the Big Branch Wilderness Area, Baker Peak is arguably the most scenic summit on the Long Trail south of Route 4. From its rocky high point there are excellent views of the Taconic Range an ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Danby, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: One of the finest ocean views in New England, Bald Rock Mountain is an excellent hiking option any time of the year. The summit’s open ledges, while shielded to the north, provide an awesome scene of ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Lincolnville, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: At just over 3600 feet in elevation, North and South Baldface lie more than 1000 feet below many of their distant neighbors to the west. Yet, from afar, their barren summits stand apart among the more ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Chatham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: A challenging daylong journey to Connecticut’s most celebrated mountain summit and one of Massachusetts’ most alluring natural treasures, this popular 8.1-mile tour is a must-visit Berkshire adventure ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Salisbury, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: Located in the 25,000-acre Groton State Forest, Big Deer Mountain and its surroundings providequiet, scenic hiking on moderate trails. With a number of interesting natural features and ample opportuni ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Marshfield, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: The highest peak in Maine’s 15,000-acre Little Moose Public Reserved Land, Big Moose Mountain rises prominently west of Greenville, above the vast shores of Moosehead Lake. Formerly Big Squaw Mountain ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Greenville Junction, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: The centerpiece of a 36,000-acre preserve permanently protected by Maine voters in 1976, Bigelow Mountain’s scenic ridgeline is an assortment of breathtaking views, idyllic ponds, and abundant wildlif ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Kingfield, ME - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Block Island, famous for weddings, has long been tamed. Scattered about the island are large hotels and summer homes. Yet, for the seasoned hiker, Block Island offers 28 miles of trails and 17 miles o ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Block Island, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Block Island, famous for weddings, has long been tamed. Scattered about the island are large hotels and summer homes. Yet, for the seasoned hiker, Block Island offers 28 miles of trails and 17 miles o ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Block Island, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: At 800 acres, Bluff Point State Park is the largest piece of conservation land on Connecticut’s shore. While purchased by the state in 1963, the point was acquired in 1644 by John Winthrop, Jr., one o ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
New London, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Through nicely forested landscapes, this pleasant hike into the 25,237-acre Breadloaf Wilderness showcases the best of what central Vermont hiking has to offer. In addition to scaling a New England Hu ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Bread Loaf, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Tucked away on the northern border of Connecticut, Breakneck Pond is surrounded by a 9000-acre conservation area comprised of Bigelow Hollow State Park and adjacent Nipmuck State Forest. In Algonquin, ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Southbridge, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: The highest point on America’s Atlantic coastline, Cadillac Mountain is a must-visit destination. While there are many options to consider, this one combines the best of what the mountain offers, incl ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: A hike to either the picturesque summit of Mount Battie or to Mount Megunticook’s dramatic Ocean Lookout would alone be a rewarding day in Maine’s Camden Hills State Park. This half-day circuit combin ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Camden, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Among a sea of rounded summits, the distinctive shape of Camels Hump stands out like no other in Vermont. While picturesque from afar, the peak is even more impressive up close from any one of a half- ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Waterbury, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Spectacular views from multiple angles and diverse vantage points highlight this challenging but extremely rewarding loop in New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch. The circuit scales Cannon Mountain’s dome- ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Franconia, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Located in close proximity to the imposing Presidential Range, Carter Ridge is one of the finest vantage points from which to gaze onto the rocky summits and deep chasms of its taller western neighbor ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: Like an altar surrounded by a towering cathedral, the low, open summit of Mount Willard’s cliff face stands majestically amid the glacierscoured higher peaks of Crawford Notch. The rockslides and stee ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in New England"
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6