Stories From The Great Northeast

The western states dominate the hiking and backpacking scene with wild scenery and massive mountains, when thinking of backpacking trips, the east is too often overlooked. There is something to be said about the ancient forest-covered Appalachians, the young Adirondacks, the eastern seaboard, and White Mountains. Some of the best hiking in the country rests near the highest populated areas, and they are well worth seeing, even for those westerners.


Climbing Katahdin

Baxter State Park, Maine

Climb 'The Greatest Mountain' in Baxter State Park, Maine.

Climbing Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire

Not even the great mountains in the west can brag about some of Mt. Washington's records.

Hiking the Loyalsock Trail Loop

Loyalsock Forest, Pennsylvania

Low rolling hills, rivers, and forests, what more could you want from the Keystone State?

Acadia, New England's Only National Park

Acadia National Park, Maine

Get a glimpse of the Atlantic from atop Desert Island in Acadia National Park - the only national park in all of New England.

Climbing Mt. Marcy

Adirondacks, New York

What comes to mind when you picture New York? After exploring the Adirondacks, you'll be picturing mountains scraping the clouds, not buildings.

Hiking Algonquin Peak

Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness, New York

The tallest isn't always the best, Algonquin is proof that second place can also hold amazing views.

Hiking the Slide Mountain Loop

Catskill Mountains, New York

Hike the tallest Mountain in the the wild and rugged Catskill Mountains, just two hours from the largest city in the United States.

Following the Long Trail to Stark's Nest

Long Trail, Vermont

See the Vermont ski trails under the summer sun, and "camp" overnight in a one-room ski hut open to all backpackers.

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