Hiking is most refreshing in the Fall. The weather is not oppressively hot, nor is it bitter cold. The trees are changing colors, giving hikers ethereal landscapes through which to venture. There is no doubt that hiking in the Fall is a beautiful, calming experience. However, it can be difficult to choose where to go. There are several great places through which to hike in New England alone, and deciding on one can be difficult. To make the decision easier, I have listed three of my favorite hiking locations below.
This ethereal national park has a wide array of hiking options. It has over 120 miles of trails, all with spectacular views. The hiking is more difficult the farther up you go, so be prepared for heights. However, do not worry about tiring – there are plenty of small ponds at which to rest along the way.
Deep in Massachusetts lies this trail, which makes its way through the southern Berkshires. One of the main reasons I so admire this trail is because of the five waterfalls you encounter while walking it. You can stop to rest at each of these falls before heading to the spectacular Taconic Ridge for a wonderful view.
Middlesex Fells Reservation Skyline Trail
If you are searching for a rather challenging hike with a big reward at the end, look no further than this trail. It is one filled with steep ascents and rocky or wooded terrain. However, your struggle to the top is not in vain. It will be rewarded with a gorgeous view of Boston’s skyline.
For more hiking trails and advice, visit Boston.com.