5 of New England's Best Mountain Hikes

With only warmer months ahead of us in the Northeast, it's time to dust off the hiking gear and get outdoors! One of the great things about living in the upper right corner of the U.S. is the wide diversity of terrain. New Hampshire alone has tons of mountain ranges just a few hours north of Boston. And if you are looking to make a mini road trip, there are plenty more options for hiking in Vermont and Maine as well!

So you can spend less time planning and more time exploring, we put together a list of 5 mountains that should definitely be added to your hiking list this season! Click on the links below for more info and photos to help you plan your trips!

1.) Welch & Dickey Loop Trail- One of our all-time favorite hikes is Welch & Dickey in White Mountains, New Hampshire. Unlike your typical hikes, this trail takes you to the summit of two mountains; both with fantastic views.

Welch & Dickey Loop, NH

2.) Mount Cardigan- At the peak of Mount Cardigan, you get amazing 360 views from over 3,000 feet up, overlooking the mountainous regions and beautiful foliage. This mountain in Orange, New Hampshire definitely ranks high on our list of favorite hikes in the New England Region.

Mount Cardigan, NH

3.) Mount Major- Mount Major in Alton, New Hampshire is not a hike for beginners, but at the same point its not an expert trail. Its doable for any adventurer who isn't fearful of heights and owns a good pair of hiking shoes.

Mount Major, NH 

4) Sunset Hill- We'd recommend this as a great half day hike for anyone that may be traveling through the Lake Sunapee area. While our views were pretty amazing during mid afternoon, we expect they are stellar in the evening with the scenic overlook from the summit facing west. We'll be back here soon to discover where this trail got its name from!

Sunset Hill, NH 

5.) Bald Mountain- Bald Mountain in the Camden Hills State Park is as a relatively easy hike with a few steep sections closer to the summit. Overall the hike took around 2 hours and reached a peak elevation of about 1,500 ft with breathtaking views!

Bald Mountain, ME

Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering                                                      
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