Hiking can be a great exercise activity that can get you back in tune with your body, your mind, and nature itself. Finding the right hike can be tedious, requiring you to hunt for trail after trail. The trail’s skill level may mean that while beautiful, it doesn’t offer you a challenge, or it may even be too challenging for you. If you’re planning a trip to beautiful New England, here are a few hikes you can try.
Ipswich river Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Topsfield, MA, this amazing series of trails visits the North Shore’s forests, wetlands, and meadows. This is a perfect hike for any wildlife lover, boasting turtles, bluebirds, river otters, and more along the Bunker Meadows Trail. The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary has over twelve miles of trail to explore, and the hikes are considered easy, or perfect for beginners to try out. It is suggested that you bring both the children and a canoe to further enjoy the amazing scenery and glorious wildlife.
If you are looking for views of New Haven and Long Island Sound, then this is the trail for you. The Tower Trail is specifically the one of six trails that you want, offering a three-mile hike roundtrip to a stone observation tower. Sleeping Giant State Park is located in Hamden, Connecticut, about one hundred twenty-six miles from Boston. The trails are considered easy, so perfect for beginners and children, and the park offers awe-inspiring scenery of beautiful New England that you can’t get anywhere else – so be sure to get that camera ready for Instagram if you decide to pay a visit!
World’s End Reservation
The World’s End Reservation Trail in Hingham, MA, is a trail that offers absolutely amazing views, perfect for you and your Instagram followers to enjoy. The trail is considered moderately difficult, perfect for intermediate or confident hikers, especially if you’re accompanied by your favorite furry four-legged friend. This trail is also great for bikes, being four and a half miles in a loop and offering views of Hingham Harbor and Weir River. If you’re looking for a trail for you and your dog to enjoy, then World’s End Reservation Trail might be one to consider.
Cadillac Mountain is a steep mountain located in Mount Desert Island, Maine. This advanced and difficult trail will provide a challenge for even the most experienced of hikers, but as you approach the summit, the rewards are well worth it – beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean and, if you hike at night, amazing views of the Milky Way above. This hike is roughly seven and a half miles roundtrip, through Acadia National Park, and is the perfect hike for adventurous and advanced hikers – just make sure you have your camera ready to capture the stunning views around you!