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Explore the best of New England on this week-long adventure trip. In the White Mountains, hike to the summit of Mount Moosilauke. Celebrate the end of the week with a rafting trip on the Deerfield River.
Last fall, we joined the Babes in the Woods' weekly guided hikes for baby-wearing caregivers at the Middlesex Fells, one of my favorite local hiking spots. And this springI'd love to explore even more local trails. Moms and babies bond with nature in Middlesex Fells.
Here are a few walks and hikes — from short, scenic strolls to grand hiking adventures. Explore links to the state websites for more hiking trail ideas. The trail difficulty varies significantly, from easier areas in Connecticut and Massachusetts to some of the most difficult passages on the entire trail in Maine.
Backpack one of the most rugged and beautiful sections of the Appalachian Trail. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is the stuff of dreams. But few people have six months to spend hiking.
Many of us think hiking is only for the summer. But hiking clubs are starting to do more winter trips, either with micro-spikes, snowshoes or skis. So why join a hiking club?
Sandy beaches, deep forests, mountains up to 2, feet and a plethora of historical sites -- Massachusetts is a land of wonders. Its alter ego is one of major metropolitan areas and a population density that ranks among the highest in the United States. With this combination of people and natural endowments, Massachusetts is the perfect background for hiking groups and clubs of all kinds.
Teen Wilderness Adventures include spectacular locations like the White Mountain National Forest, where teens get to experience some of the most impressive above-tree line panoramas in the Northeast as part of their hiking and wilderness adventures. They combine one or more outdoor activities — like hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, and service and conservation adventures — with spectacular destinations such as the White Mountains region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine, the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, the Maine Highlands of northern Maine, and Acadia National Park. Group sizes ranges from 6 to 10 and all trips have at least two instructors at all times.