New Hampshire July 03, 2016
These 9 Trails in New Hampshire Will Lead You to Unforgettable Places
New Hampshire is full of beautiful places to hike. You could live here for a lifetime and still not have walked all the beautiful trails that New Hampshire has to offer. Whether you are looking for a gentle walk or a challenging hike, we’ve found 9 trails in New Hampshire that will bring you someplace unforgettable.
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1. Sugar River Rail Trail, Claremont
The Sugar River Rail Trail runs between Claremont and Newport, along the beautiful Sugar River. The trail will take you through forest, fields and along this beautiful mountain river. It's flat and easy to walk on!
2. Mount Chocorua, Albany
This is one of the most popular hikes in New Hampshire, for good reason. The tough ten-mile loop will take most of the day, but the view of the white mountains from the summit is worth it!
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington
Not all New Hampshire trails are in the mountains. Some of the best (and easiest) trails in the state are found in the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This marshy are is teeming with wildlife, from deer to seabirds.
4. Andres Art Institute, Brookline
If you want to discover some art on your hike, the trails at the Andres Art Institute in Brookline are for you. This free, outdoor museum incorporates massive sculptures into the natural landscape.
5. Odiorne Point State Park, Rye
At Odiorne Point, any trail that takes you toward the water is a trail you should walk. You never know what marvels are in store as the tide and weather shape the coastline, ensuring that two visits are never the same.
6. Mount Adams, Randolph
Mount Adams is a hike that isn't for the timid, but if you're up for a challenge this climb will leave you feeling like a real mountaineer. There are many trails that climb Mount Adams and connect to other mountains, so be sure to have a map!
7. Philbrick-Cricenti Bog, New London
Take a walk through a different type of landscape on this wetland hike. Boardwalks throughout the bog allow you to get up close and personal with a type of environment that would otherwise be unreachable.
8. Mount Cardigan, Orange
Mount Cardigan has an absolutely beautiful view from the summit, but this hike also has hidden delight the whole way up. Whether it's finding a mountain stream or spotting a moose, you'll enjoy this moderate 3-mile hike.
9. Mount Washington, Gorham
If you're looking for a hike that will take you somewhere amazing, how about the one that will take you to the roof of New England. However, this 8-mile hike is only for the most experienced hikers. It's no secret that Mount Washington is known as one of the most dangerous small mountains in the world!
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