New England National Scenic Trail, Section 17

Northfield, Massachusetts

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The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) stretches for 215 miles from the shores of Long Island Sound in Connecticut to the New Hampshire border in north-central Massachusetts. In its northernmost section, the NET travels across the hilly sylvan terrain of Northfield and Mount Grace state forests, where lush and diverse forests—plus a pair of superlative views—welcome the handful of hikers who explore this region.
AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

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AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

by Matt Heid (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) stretches for 215
miles from the shores of Long Island Sound in Connecticut to
the New Hampshire border in north-central Massachusetts. In
its northernmost section, the NET travels across the hilly sylvan
terrain of Northfield and Mount Grace state forests, where lush
and diverse forests—plus a pair of superlative views—welcome the
handful of hikers who explore this region.

© 2014 Matt Heid/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Northfield
Distance: 10.4
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1-2 Days
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: New England National Scenic Trail, newenglandtrail.org; Mount Grace State Forest, 78 Warwick Road, Warwick, MA 01378, 978-544-3939, mass.gov/eea/ agencies/dcr/massparks.
Local Maps: New England National Scenic Trail Interactive Map (available at newenglandtrail.org)
Driving Directions: Directions to New England National Scenic Trail, Section 17

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