Hiking White Eagle Reserve, Marion, MA

This easy day hike for families offers a variety of wonders, both natural and manmade.
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Easy Snowshoeing in the Great North Woods

The Great North Woods of New Hampshire features a host of trails that can be hiked with snowshoes during winter. Here are a handful of easy ones to tackle. Huntington Cascades: The beautiful and easily accessible Dixville Notch State Park on Rte. 26 has many year-round accessible trails that offer wonderful snowshoeing. These include the Huntington Cascades Trail, which runs .4 mile (round-trip) from the trailhead at the Wayside parking area to the Upper Cascades, a series of frozen waterfalls....
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Hiking Mount Battie, Camden, Maine

Try this terrific, scenic and easy hike in the Camden area. Text & Photos by Tom Richardson If you’re looking for good way to stretch your legs while visiting Camden, Maine, take a short hike up scenic Mount Battie (height 780 feet) in nearby Camden Hills State Park. To reach the main trailhead, head north up Main Street (Rte. 1) through town, hang a left on Mountain Street (Rte. 52) then turn right on Megunticook Street. You’ll find the parking...
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Scenic Stops: Huntington Cascades & Little Flume

In Dixville Notch State Park, some 12 miles east of the town of Colebrook on Rte. 26, you’ll find several hiking trails suitable for families and beginner-level hikers. One of these is the Huntington Cascades trail, which is just 0.4 miles round-trip.
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5 Kid-Friendly North Country Hikes

Hiking is a great way to get kids outdoors (and away from electronic devices), foster their appreciation of nature, create family bonds, and get some exercise. Plus, it’s free! The North Country (Great North Woods) of New Hampshire is blessed with an abundance of hiking trails that are ideal for families with young kids, or beginner hikers in general. Here are 5 of the best!
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