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Online Exclusive: Readers' Choice 2012: Regional Survey Results (Northeast)

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We called for your help—and you answered! We wanted to know your favorite long trails, parks, and hikes in the Northeast. Here’s how you responded.

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Q: Of these most viewed weekend trips on our website, which would you most like to do next weekend? (Assume weather’s not an issue.)

A: These three trips topped the list: 

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HIKE IT: Download the tracks and waypoints for the most viewed trips on our website.

>> New York City: Long Path Loop (Harriman State Park) backpacker.com/hikes/271613

>> Adirondack Park: Five Mountain Loop backpacker.com/hikes/368779

>> Long Trail (Section 01): Pine Cobble Road to VT 9 backpacker.com/hikes/434853



Q: Of these big, classic trips in the Northeast, which is #1 on your list to do before you kick the bucket?

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HIKE IT: Download the tracks and waypoints for these life-list trips.

>> 100-Mile Wilderness backpacker.com/hikes/542144

>> Presidential Traverse

>> Mt. Washington backpacker.com/hikes/59657





Q: What is your favorite long trail in the region?

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A: 71% of you prefer the Appalachian Trail.

HIKE IT: Find more info, including tracks and waypoints, on our website.

1. Appalachian Trail (71%)

2. Long Trail (21%)

3. North Country Trail (8%)

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Q: What’s the best trailside pub in your region?

Q: What’s the top trail town in your area?

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