Hit the New England Trails

How about hitting a trail for New England Vacation fun? New England offers many different types of trails for many different types of vacation experiences. Following are the major trails that you can hit for New England vacation fun and adventure.

Outdoor Trails

If you like your trails rugged and outdoors then New England has some great challenges for you:

  • Appalachian Trail – If hiking is your thing there are 733.9 miles of the Appalachian Trail that run through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The Maine part of the trail is generally considered to be the most difficult in the entire trail.
  • Long Trail – If the Appalachian Trail is not enough hiking for you, how about tackling America’s oldest long distance trail, the Long Trail. This trail is 273 miles long running the entire north to south distance of Vermont. There are also 175 miles of side trails.
  • Northern Forest Canoe Trail – Not to leave paddlers out of the picture, New England is home to nearly 80% of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740 mile long canoe and kayak trail that runs from New York to Maine.

Driving Trails

If you prefer more of a highways and byways type of trail, New England still does no disappoint. In New England you will find:

  • National Scenic Byways – There are 9 National Scenic Byways in New England in all states but Rhode Island. One, the Connecticut River Byway, runs through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
  • State Scenic Byways – Not to be outdone by the federal government, several of the New England states also have their own scenic byway programs. So check out Maine’s Byways, New Hampshire’s Scenic Drives and Rides, and Vermont’s Byways.

Winter Trail

While probably not as much interest to an RVing crowd, we would be remiss if we did not mention another trail that really shines in the winter time. That would be the Catamount Trail. The Catamount Trail is North America’s longest back country cross country ski trail running 300 miles – the entire north to south distance of Vermont.

So there you have it. If you want to hit a trail for a New England Vacation, the above should keep you busy for a long time.

This blog post was kindly provided to us by Travel New England. See their website for additional New England Vacation ideas.

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