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Backpacker Magazine – January 2011

Trip Finder: Northeast

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

by: Sarah L. Stewart

Get a Presidential view from Franconia Ridge. (Tim Seaver)
Get a Presidential view from Franconia Ridge. (Tim Seaver)
Hike to the summit of 3,335-foot Sunday River Whitecap. (Tim Seaver)
Hike to the summit of 3,335-foot Sunday River Whitecap. (Tim Seaver)
Amble along Cranberry Lake's edge in the 'Dacks. (Gillian Scott)
Amble along Cranberry Lake's edge in the 'Dacks. (Gillian Scott)

DAYHIKES | WEEKENDMULTIDAY

DAYHIKES
RIDGEWALKS
Franconia Ridge Loop, NH
Traverse three White Mountain peaks on this granite ridge, and score 20-mile views across the Pemigewasset Wilderness to the Presidential Range. Take the Old Bridle Path from I-93 at Franconia Notch; summit 5,260-foot Mt. Lafayette at four miles and turn right onto Franconia Ridge Trail to Mt. Lincoln and Little Haystack Mountain. Return via Falling Waters Trail for a nine-mile loop. Be prepared for the Whites’ infamously variable conditions. dartmouth.edu/~doc/hiking/franconiaridge
SHORELINES Babson Farm Quarry Loop, MA
From 440-million-year-old granite cliffs jutting into the Atlantic at Halibut State Park, you’ll see 692-foot Mt. Agamenticus, 35 miles away in southern Maine. A 2.5-mile maze of easy hiking trails weaves around the remnants of the granite quarry that operated here from the 1840s until 1929. The now-defunct quarry slowly filled with rainwater to a depth of 60 feet, and now resembles a sapphire-blue infinity pool against the backdrop of the green-gray Atlantic. mass.gov/dcr/parks

RIVERVIEWS Mt. Tammany, NJ
See the Delaware River twisting through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area from this 1,527-foot peak on the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border. Begin the four-mile loop with a 1,250-foot climb up the rocky Red Dot Trail from the Dunnfield parking area. “There are a couple of really good viewpoints on the way up, starting with Mt. Minsi at mile .5,” says Katie Levy (above). From the summit plateau, return via the Blue Dot Trail, which connects to the AT. nps.gov/dewa



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