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New England’s diverse natural beauty, from the majestic mountains to the picturesque coastline, makes for innumerable hiking and cycling trails. These so-called “bucket list trails” appeal to a variety of outdoor explorers.

New Hampshire’s White Mountains are widely considered to be the crown jewel of New England’s hiking and climbing scene, with trails for all levels.

Serious hikers of the famed Appalachian Trail (A.T.) will enter New England through Connecticut’s northwest corner, while bikers will enjoy the longest paved trail in the state, the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.

Vermont contains the trail that inspired the A.T., the aptly named Long Trail, and also features superb mountain biking trails.

Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness offers total immersion in nature, while the stunning Bold Coast Trail showcases DownEast Maine’s craggy seaside.

Bikers and beach lovers will appreciate Massachusetts’s Cape Cod Rail Trail which offers 27.5 miles of a flat, paved course along the coast.

While Rhode Island is small in size, it has lots of terrain for explorers, from the East Bay Bike Path along the water, to the North-South Trail that runs along farmland, abandoned ski resorts and more.

Learn more about New England’s bucket list trails here.

Contact : Discover New England, E-mail : info@discovernewengland.org