AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

From the Maine Woods to the White Mountains to Cape Cod, New England’s wildest and least-touched trails offer spectacular adventures for backpackers of every skill level. Now fully updated, this three-season guidebook from the trusted publisher of the White Mountain Guide will lead you to 37 of the best backpacking expeditions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Each trip features turn-by-turn directions, basic topographic maps, camping options, and more. This edition includes new trips, including the New England National Scenic Trail and Grafton Loop Trail. Whether you’re looking for an easy two-day trip or hoping to tackle Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness, this is an essential tool for finding the most exciting New England backpacking experiences.

Inside you'll find:

  • 37 overnight trips for all ability levels, beginner to expert
  • New routes including the New England National Scenic Trail, Mount Carrigain, and the Grafton Loop Trail
  • At-a-glance trip planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you
  • Basic topographic maps showing trails, features, and parking
  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
  • GPS coordinates for trailheads, shelters, and campsites
  • Hiking and safety tips, including how to brave New England’s wild weather

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