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America’s Best Dayhikes: Northeast

From blueberry picking in New York and New Hampshire to pure solitude in New Hampshire and Maine, moose sitings in Vermont, and peaks in New York, these the hikes feature the best of the Northeast.

 

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Cadillac Mountain, ME

Panoramic coastal views from the top of Acadia National Park’s Mt. Desert Island are worth an early start to beat the crowds. Take the North Ridge Trail (four miles round-trip).
Info nps.gov/acad

Gleasman’s Falls, NY
Head to the lonely western Adirondacks for this 5.6-miler to a waterfall. Pass a beaver pond on Burnt Creek along the way.
Info (315) 376-3521

Hunger Mountain, VT
Take the Waterbury Trail, a ledgy route up several rock chimneys, to a dazzling view of Mt. Mansfield. Allow extra time for the stiff, 4.4-mile trek, especially in blueberry season.
Info greenmountainclub.org

Katahdin, ME
For an 11-mile loop that makes a perfect (long) day, connect the Dudley Trail with the Saddle Trail. Info baxterstateparkauthority.com

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