The original 50 Hikes guide is new again, covering northern New England’s most legendary range, the crown jewel of Northeast hiking. The splendor of the White Mountains will inspire you Notch, Crawford Notch, and Pinkham Notch regions, as well as picturesque hikes off the Kancamagus Highway and to the peaks of the Presidential Range.
Writer Daniel Doan hiked the White Mountains for nearly 70 years and wrote two hiking guides to NH’s trails, among many other books. A recipient of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project Lifetime Achievement Award, he died in 1993. His daughter, Ruth Doan MacDougall, has updated his hiking guides ever since. A novelist, she has also received the NHWP Lifetime Achievement Award.
* New Hamshire and Vermont trails rated 1-4 paws to show difficulty for dog owners and their four-legged friends
* Terrain that's hazard free and easy on the dog paws
* On most trails, no leashes required and no large crowds
Lisa Densmore hiked more than 300 miles in New Hampshire and Vermont mostly with her faithful trail companion Bravo, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, but also with other dogs, while researching this book. In Best Hikes with Dogs new Hampshire and Vermontshe shares her favorite trails of easy day hikes to overnight backpacking trips, presented through canine-centric eyes. This guidebook will delight both you and your pet with directions to panoramic views, long ridge walks, lush forests, and pristine lakes.
Advice is given on topics such as proper trail etiquette for dogs, wildlife encounters, and weather concerns. Additional features include what to pack for your pooch, including the Ten Canine Essentials, a doggy first aid kit, and a Trail Finder chart that lists hikes by length, terrain, difficulty for dogs, and more.
All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails—as well as other multiuse pathways—in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Bucket-listers won’t want to miss Vermont’s 13.4-mile Island Rail Trail, which boasts a spectacular 2.7-mile marble causeway crossing Lake Champlain. Those who like short and sweet might check out the 2.1-Eastern Promenade Trail showcasing Portland’s Casco Bay and Portland Harbor, or for lengthier adventures, New Hampshire’s 58-mile Northern Rail Trail—the longest rail-trail in the state—offers a variety of wooded landscapes, waterside enjoyment, and welcoming small towns. Whether you’re on your feet, wheels, or cross-country skis, there’s something for everyone in this collection of multiuse trails in Northern New England.
In this book, you’ll find:
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trail across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built—with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.