The Oldest Long-Distance Hiking Trail In The U.S. Is Right Here In Vermont

Vermont is a state with an overwhelming amount of natural beauty. Is it any wonder that the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the nation runs from top to bottom through the Green Mountain State? The Long Trail is a 273-mile opportunity to immerse yourself in the spellbinding scenery that Vermont has to offer.

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Have you ever hiked the oldest long-distance hiking trail? Share your photos and experiences in the comments section below! Not all of us are up for the entire 273-mile hike, but you can traverse just a portion of the footpath to enjoy the natural beauty. Check out these sweet and easy hikes along the Long Trail for a short and rewarding journey.