Backpacking, Camping, Hiking New England

Explore the scenic trails, hills, mountains and waterfalls of this beautiful Northeast Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Trek among spruce trees in the White Mountains, cycle through Acadia National Park, hike the New England Trail and more.

Connecticut Walk Book: The Complete Guide to Connecticut’s Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails

Lace up your boots and experience some of the best hiking in New England. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest.

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AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in the Green Mountain State

From the Green Mountains that give the state its name to the shores of Lake Champlain to the southern woodlands, Vermont is made for hikers. This fully revised guide includes classic hikes such as Camel’s Hump, Mount Mansfield, and sections of the Long and Appalachian trails, along with new additions Raven Ridge, Killington Peak, Moose Bog, and more. The book’s at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, that are wheelchair accessible, for kids, for canine companions, and more.

Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in the White Mountain National Forest

This 31st edition has been updated and revised with turn-by-turn descriptions of more than 500 trails, as well as trip planning advice, safety information, and a checklist of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers. Hikers can discover new routes and better plan for old favorites with a list of suggested hikes in each region, along with easy-to-follow trail statistics charting cumulative distance, elevation, and time between waypoints. Whether you’re backpacking through the Presidentials or taking a day hike to one of the region’s many stunning waterfalls, the White Mountain Guide is the one book you absolutely must have.

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New England Hiking

Discover local adventures in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

  • 150 Outdoor Getaways , including easy day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips.
  • Diverse Hiking Options from breathtaking seaside walks in Coastal Maine to challenging backcountry treks in the Berkshires.
  • The Top Outdoor Experiences: Cool off under a cascading waterfall, pick wild blueberries from a meadow, and take in views of endless autumnal foliage. Take a dip in the ocean after scaling the cliffs in Acadia or meander through shorebird habitats in Rhode Island. Visit a replica of Thoreau’s cabin at historic Walden Pond, enjoy a peaceful afternoon on a secluded trail, and marvel at the Boston skyline from afar.
  • Nearby Fun: Relax after your hike at a local brewery, find a nearby campground, or stop for lunch at a mom n’ pop eatery.
  • Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, protecting the environment, and getting park passes, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife.

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The Garden Tourist’s New England: A Guide to 140 Outstanding Gardens and Nurseries

Day Hiking in the Western Maine Mountains

The mountains and foothills of western Maine are a hiker’s paradise, featuring some of the finest hiking terrain in the Eastern United States. Hikes range from quiet stream-side rambles and waterfall hikes to gut-busting ascents to high peaks with breezy open summits. There are short walks that will take an hour or less, and there are day-long treks, all rounded out with maps, practical tips and safety advice, and even suggestions for hiking with kids and dogs.

The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs: Trail-Tested Tips and Expert Advice for Canine Adventures

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Hike the Parks: Acadia National Park: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights in Maine

Centered on Mount Desert Island, with its famed views from Cadillac Mountain, the park also encompasses the town of Bar Harbor, stunning Isle au Haut, and the rugged coast of Schoodic Peninsula. Guide features include:

  • 40 day hikes with detailed directions, photos, maps
  • Recommended 1- and 3-day itineraries
  • Park access and transportation options, including biking

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The Hiking Handbook for Beginners: The 10 Step Guide to Hiking

Perhaps you are a passionate walker already, but you have not yet embraced the challenge of undertaking a hike. Or maybe you are nervous about going on your first hike, and you want to ensure you have all the information, guidance, and support possible before you do. This book will teach you how to navigate with confidence and ensure you have all the right items with you on your hike. BUY NOW!

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How to Poop in the Woods: And Other Backpacking Essentials for Women

When it comes to backpacking, beginners have lots of great questions:

  • What’s an ideal pack weight?
  • Is down better than synthetics for a sleeping bag?
  • Should your footwear be waterproofed?
  • How big of a tent do you need?
  • And how do you poop in the woods?

How to Poop in the Woods is just as funny and entertaining as it is practical and accessible—a tremendously valuable resource and guide for novice backpackers.

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Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to many gushing, cascading waterfalls waiting to be discovered. Each hike opens with the trail at a glance overview―including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to the starting point. Helpful tips and suggestions are offered throughout, like the best times of year for each hike, best vantage points for viewing the falls, great swimming holes for cooling down, and uncrowded scenic treasures that are perfect for a woodland picnic.

Climbing New Hampshire’s 48 4,000 Footers: From Casual Hikes to Challenging Ascents

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

The most current best practices for both alpine and rock-climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety.

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50 Hikes Connecticut

Leave the dense cities and tourist destinations of New England behind to explore the woods and hills of this beautiful state. Connecticut boasts a diversity of parks, sanctuaries, hills, woodlands, and wetlands, with hidden gems to satisfy hikers and explorers. Hikes include Sleeping Giant State Park, Bear Mountain, Wadsworth Falls, Windsor Locks Canal, Green Fall Pond.

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New England’s Best Road Trips

This trusted travel companion features 31 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Explore the marvelous Cape Cod, climb the soaring mountains of Vermont and wind down the back roads of Maine. 

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Backpacker The Complete Guide to Backpacking

From detailed descriptions of what to pack and how to pack it, to navigation and campsite cooking, to managing outdoor hazards and more, The Complete Guide to Backpacking is the definitive resource for Backpacking-related know-how.

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New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More than 500 Cascades and Waterfalls

This new edition contains dozens of new waterfalls and provides extensive trail and road updates to existing ones. Waterfalls in every New England state are described according to type, height, trail length, and difficulty.

Backpacking and Hiking New England Waterfalls

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Vermont Waterfalls

This guide is meant for everyone―waterfall enthusiasts, photographers, hikers, artists, and families.

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Hiking Waterfalls Maine

Detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the area.

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Rail-Trails Southern New England

Explore 52 of the best rail-trails and multi-use pathways across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

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New England Views: Coastal Massachusetts

Coastal Massachusetts is a collection of stunning imagery that defines the characteristics of the region including the seascapes, landscapes, majestic lighthouses, cascading waterfalls, beaches, and harbors filled with fishing boats. The images are a colorful blend of people, places, and seasons that create a tapestry that is uniquely New England.

Hiking Coastal Massachusetts

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Fodor’s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives, Scenic Road Trips, and Acadia National Park

Maine, the Maine Coast, Portland, Vermont, Burlington, New Hampshire, the Berkshires, Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Rhode Island, Providence, Newport, and Connecticut.

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United States, Northeast Map

The United States Northeast Adventure Map will guide you through the states of the Mid-Atlantic region (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey) and New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine). Each of these states is rich in history and nature and has its distinct character, from the dramatic rocky shoreline of Maine’s Acadia National Park and the beaches and dunes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, through the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the White and Green Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the rolling Allegheny and Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The diverse megalopolis of Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston that covers the Atlantic coastal plain is interspersed with historic seaports and beautiful parks, beaches, marshes, and bays, including Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. The inland cities of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Albany are also included on this map. There is simply no better map for exploring the Northeast United States.

Yankee’s New England Adventures: Over 400 Essential Things to See and Do

From the golden dunes of Nantucket to the alpine tundra of the White Mountains, from the blue waters of Lake Champlain to the green grass of Boston Common, travelers and residents alike will find over 400 local secrets, out-of-the-way places, and unique experiences in all six states of this remarkable region of America.

New England Trail Map & Guide

The New England Trail National Scenic Trail extends for 215 miles up the center of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border. 

Backpacking and Hiking the New England Trail

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Weekend Camping Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious Recipes for Campfire and Grilling

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Experience New England

Exciting new ways to explore this iconic destination with one-of-a-kind adventures at every turn. Dip into Acadia National Park’s lakes, spot wild moose in the North Woods, feast on full belly clams by the coast. Covers Boston, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine.

Walking Rhode Island: 40 Hikes for Nature and History Lovers

40 of the most scenic, natural, and historic trails in the state. Casual walkers, families, and experienced hikers can pick from easy, moderate, and challenging hikes. 

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New England Road Trip: Seaside Spots, Majestic Mountains & Fall Foliage, Cozy Getaways

With lists of the best hikes, views, eateries, and more, you can trek among spruce trees in the White Mountains, cycle through Acadia National Park, or cruise down bucolic lanes of Woodstock. Take to the sea and spot humpback whales and puffin colonies, shop for wood-fired maple syrup, or snag a buttery lobster roll after a day at the beach. Dive into Boston’s revolutionary history, sample farm-fresh produce in the Berkshires, party in Providence, or sip your way through some of the area’s best microbreweries. Lifelong New Englander and road warrior Miles Howard shares the local secrets of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.

Exploring New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch State Park

Rand McNally Easy to Fold: New England Laminated Map

4 Long Range Walkie Talkies

These portable walkie-talkies are perfect for outdoor adventures, such as camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, skiing and so on.

Drink Vermont: Beer, Wine, and Spirits of the Green Mountain State

With Vermont’s thriving spirits industry―the state is home to eighteen distilleries, nearly fifty breweries, and more than a dozen wineries―you can find hard apple cider, whiskey, and everything in between. Drink Vermont is an exploration of the flavors, people, and locations throughout the state. Famous for local resources, like maple syrup, and the stunning colors of the fall foliage, Vermont is the perfect destination for an informative and fun sample of recipes, interviews, and reviews of breweries and distilleries. Traveling north toward the Canadian border, west to the shore of Lake Champlain, into the Northeast Kingdom, through the state’s capital, and the charming small towns of southern Vermont, Gershman takes readers on a visual journey through the seasons as they discover the unique tastes created in the Green Mountain State.

Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island

Trek through verdant forests in south-central Connecticut, amble along secluded rivers and bays at wildlife sanctuaries in Rhode Island, explore the lush hills of Litchfield County.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Camping & Outdoor Survival Guide: 101 Tips, Tricks & Uses

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Weekend Walks in Rhode Island: 40 Trails for Hiking, Birding & Nature Viewing

This guide includes the cliffs of Block Island; the beaches of Ninigret and Napatree; the quiet woods and fields of the Northwestern Corner; the wildlife sanctuaries and islands of Narragansett Bay; and the mansions of Cliff Walk in Newport. The walks range from 1.5 to 9 miles in length, from gentle strolls to more challenging day hikes. 

Hiking Trails in the White Mountain National Forest

More than 500 trails, and a checklist of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers. Hikers can discover new routes and better plan for old favorites with a list of suggested hikes in each region, along with easy-to-follow trail statistics charting cumulative distance, elevation, and time between waypoints. Included in this boxed set are six pull-out topographic maps, updated to reflect the latest trail openings, closings, and re-routings.

Tent Camping: New England

A guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. The places in this book are the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Rich with history, natural beauty, and environmental diversity, New England offers campers a new experience at every turn. From the tidal marsh of Long Island Sound to Vermont’s world-famous forests, to the rocky shores of Maine, New England camping has never been better.

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How to Camp in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Finding, Outfitting, and Enjoying Your Adventure in the Great Outdoors

This guide provides contemporary and classic wisdom, practical tips, and illustrated DIY advice on every aspect of equipping, packing, setting up camp, cooking, and improvising no matter where you are in the great outdoors.

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Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First Aid

Featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills.

Cast-Iron Camping Cookbook: Easy Skillet Recipes for Outdoor Cooking

There’s nothing better after a day of hiking and exploring than a hot meal at your campsite. The 75 fast, easy, and creative recipes in this cast iron cookbook will make your camp kitchen the place to be. With one-skillet meals designed for fast prep, simple cooking, and quick cleanup, you’ll always have something delicious for everyone—and more time to enjoy the outdoors.

Campfire Stories Deck: Prompts for Igniting Conversation by the Fire

A collection of 50 cards with storytelling prompts to help people of all ages find engaging and meaningful ways to connect with family and friends. While the glow of a campfire is the iconic setting for intimate stories, these cards can be used anywhere—on a camping trip, in the backyard, around the dining room table, or even an online hangout—to spark a story.

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Outdoors with Kids Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont: 75 of the Best Family Hiking, Camping, and Paddling Trips

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50 Hikes with Kids New England

These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under five miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Full-color photographs and scavenger hunts highlight the fun things to see along the trail.

New Hampshire Bucket List Adventure Guide

New Hampshire provides a picturesque backdrop for many awesome attractions. New Hampshire is home to nearly 100 state parks, more than 40 museums, five state managed beaches, 19 ski resorts, a booming restaurant industry, and so much more.

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Beer Hiking New England

This full-color guidebook showcases a wide variety of fun beer hikes in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, from easy walks to moderate rambles and strenuous climbs. Hike descriptions include details on access, difficulty, duration, points of interest, history and, at trail’s end, a recommended beer with notes on its appearance, aroma and taste. You’ll also get an insider’s look at each brewery and their creative and passionate craftspeople. 

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Waterfalls of the White Mountains

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to many gushing, cascading waterfalls waiting to be discovered. Each hike opens with the trail at a glance overview―including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to the starting point. Helpful tips and suggestions are offered throughout, like the best times of year for each hike, best vantage points for viewing the falls, great swimming holes for cooling down, and uncrowded scenic treasures that are perfect for a woodland picnic.

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Vermont Bucket List Adventure Guide

Cabins in the woods. Colorful autumn leaves. All of the maple syrup that you can eat. These are just a few of the selling points of Vermont, a northeastern state with tons to offer in terms of natural beauty, delicious eats and wonderful opportunities for sightseeing and connecting with nature.

Best Day Hikes Near Boston

Eastern Massachusetts is home to the large urban area of Boston and its suburbs, but it is also home to many pockets of wilderness where you can walk in solitude. Best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, universal access, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. From the famed beaches of Cape Cod to the contemplative stillness of Walden Pond, to new hikes in Callahan State Park and the Sudbury Reservoir.

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National Parks of the United States

National Geographic’s wide-ranging travel guide to recreation areas, trails, historic sites, nature hikes, seashores, camping, and campgrounds is geared to everyone who loves outdoor recreation.

Exploring New England’s Natural Landscapes

Hiking and Camping Safety Guides

Wine Country Hiking and Wine Tasting Adventures

Guides to Your Next Road Trip Adventure

Guides to Backpacking, Cycling & Hiking Canada

Guides to Hiking New York and New Jersey

Hiking the New England Region

Northeast U.S. Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont