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Massachusetts



Trail Mix: Northeast

Take in a beautiful waterfall in Pennsylvania, spend the night in of New York's iconic mountain huts, and take a day trip out of NYC.

One Night Wonders: Little Kids, Sages Ravine

Splash in swimming holes.

Trail Mix: East

Your region's go-now guide

Local Hikes

Jump-start your hiking season on these spring-ready trips from around the country.

Rip & Go: New England National Scenic Trail - Mt. Grace State Forest, MA

Walk deliberately into woods filled with waterfalls and stone walls.

Local Hikes: Northeast

Head out on one of these trails in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Trip Finder: Northeast

Your favorite Northeast hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Long Trail Hikes

Traverse the first long trail in Vermont.

Local Hikes: Boston, MA

The best hikes near Boston.

Local Hikes: Northeast

The best hikes, as recommended by the best hiking clubs in the Northeast.

Top 3: Ghost Town Hikes

Walk 100 or more years back into history--and deep into wilderness outposts now reclaimed by nature--with these routes to three abandoned frontier communities.

Top 3 Ghost Town Hikes: Dogtown, MA

walk 10 miles of demise carved in stone.

Local Hikes: New Hikes Near You

Our army of reader-reader scouts mapped 59 local hikes from South Carolina to Northern California. See their favorites, then learn how to download tracklogs and waypoints.

Insider's Guide to Peaks

Think you know all there is to know about these famous peaks? Get an insider's guide right here.

The Peak: Mt. Greylock

Take the 5.5 mile trek up Bellows Pipe Trail to the summit; while you're there, enjoy a local cocktail and a cup of chowder at Bascom Lodge.

Quick Escapes: 10 Trails Near Major Cities

The perfect metro-area trail: close, wild, uncrowded. Here are 10 major city options.

NORTHEAST
Special Survey: Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid

Home to the White Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and easily reachable urban trail networks like Boston's Emerald Necklace, this densely-populated region is small in size but big on recreational potential.

Where is the Spookiest Place to Hike?



Adventure Weekends: Luxury Hiking and Camping

We've got a selection of cozy shelters and trail-side restaurants from Washington to Maine. Check out these hikes in the Rockies, the Northeast, and the Northwest.

Top 3 Literary Hikes

Thoreau, Hemingway, and Kerouac all went into the backcountry to find the right words.

Boston: Hike, Bike, and Paddle

Beantowners are seeing the light at the end of the Big Dig tunnel, and it's a beautiful shade of green.

Massachusetts, High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

Beantowners love the sights the High Ledges area has to offer.

Best Backpacking In Massachussetts

Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts' Monroe State Forest

Tucked away in a New England corner is an old-growth paradise.

South Taconic Mountains, Connecticut

Connecticut's South Taconic Mountains have bald peaks, deep, forested gorges, and trees as old as the Mayflower.

Riga Plateau, Appalachian Trail

Get spectacular Appalachian Trail mountain views without much effort on the Riga Plateau.

New England's Metacomet-Monadnock Trail

Panoramic ridge-hiking through New England.

Massachusetts' Mt. Greylock

A mysterious ravine, old-growth forest, and big climbs -- only at Mt. Greylock Reservation.

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