Backpacking in the Northeast
May 29, 2010 7:51 PM Subscribe
Where to backpack for a week in Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire in September?
posted by jpdoane to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are beginning to plan our annual backpacking
trip and would like to visit the Northeast this year. What are your favorite parks/trails for a ~5 day trip (30-40 mile loop) in this part of the country? Canada is fair game as well.
Ideally we would like (in approximate order of importance) great scenery, moderate hiking difficulty (eg not boring, but not super challenging), lack of crowds (on the trails/backcountry sites themselves - crowds at occasional points of interest are ok), decent weather in mid Sept, good fishing. Someplace that doesn't require a bear canister would be nice too.
Bonus question - what non-backpacking attractions should we visit while in the area?