New England National Scenic Trail

The New England National Scenic Trail is a long-distance hiking trail that covers a 215-mile stretch from Long Island Sound in Connecticut to the border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Along the extensive trail, hikers will enjoy classic New England sights as the path passes through 41 communities and three historic trail systems that are filled with historical landmarks. Some of the natural features to explore include large river valleys, waterfalls, forested glades, and wetlands. Travelers can also appreciate breathtaking farmland views and sweeping vistas from rugged mountain ridges and spectacular summits. 

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Things To Do Near New England National Scenic Trail

On the New England National Scenic Trail, you'll have innumerable opportunities to experience the beauty and the history of this remarkable part of the country as you explore the natural features and historical landmarks along the trail. You'll also find plenty of amazing birdwatching areas along with undesignated, off-trail picnic areas that may overlook lush river valleys or lovely wooded meadows. If you're into marathon hikes, you can participate in the NET Hike Challenge, an annual program that's open to hikers of all skill levels. 

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How To Get To New England National Scenic Trail

From Hartford, get onto I-91 S, and then merge onto CT-9 going toward Middletown. In Middletown, stay to the right to get onto CT-17. Follow CT-17 / CT-77 to Guilford before you exit on Whitfield Street. Take a right on Seaside Avenue. The trailhead to the New England Scenic Trail is located on the right in Chittenden Park.


Seaside Ave, Guilford, CT 06437

Fee: Entry fee $0

The New England National Scenic Trail offers you a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful diversity of the New England countryside on hiking adventures that you can enjoy at your own pace. If you're planning to traverse the entire length of the trail or just certain parts of it, an RV is the perfect way to get around in comfort and style.