New England is really well known for being one of the most beautiful areas in the country, particularly in the fall due to the foliage, making it a wonderful place to visit if you’re a nature lover. There are so many different landscapes and trails to choose from that you’ll be able to explore any kind of outdoor environment you’re looking for. From coastal trails to rugged mountains, it’ll be some of the best hiking you can find in the U.S. The range of difficulty makes it possible for those interested in a calm nature walk all the way to those looking for a tough challenge. Get your hiking boots and let’s get going!
Since New England is home to so many different types of natural landscapes, you’ll be able to see everything from majestic rugged mountain trails, forest paths, and of course stunning coastal walks along the boardwalk. There truly is something for everyone, and you can visit all of them in one trip.
Of course, it should go without saying that one of the best seasons to visit New England is during the fall, so that you’ll be able to see the gorgeous foliage with its variety of autumnal colors. The foliage will transform the beautiful views into something quite unique that you absolutely cannot miss. Some areas that especially known for beautiful autumnal sights are the Green Mountains in Vermont and the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Thanks to New England’s rich history, you can take hikes that are also steeped in historical significance. You can hike all along the Appalachian Trail, which actually starts all the way down in Georgia, and work your way up through all of New England up until you’ve reached Maine. It is a must for anyone who considers themselves an avid hiker.
While autumn is one of the best seasons to try this out, of course each season has its own advantages. Taking one of these trips during spring means you’ll be rewarded with beautiful wildflowers, winters allow winter lovers a chance to snowshoe and cross country ski along the trees, and summer gives you extended sunshine to enjoy the great outdoors.
One of the best aspects of hiking here is the fact that the locals are so kind and welcoming. You’ll be amazed at how friendly fellow hikers and local shopkeepers, restaurant owners, and B and B owners are. Trade stories and photos from your hike, and enjoy meeting new friendly faces.
Something that enhances the experience even more is the fact that the hiking trails are well maintained, as New England prides itself in its conservation efforts. Plenty of volunteers and organized groups ensure that the trails are clearly marked and don’t disturb the environment, providing an optimal experience for visitors and all the creatures native to the land itself.