It's hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail-and no turning around to hike back the way you came. Jeff Romano hiked more than 450 miles to select the best loop trails in northern New England-from the rolling hills of southern New Hampshire and towering summits of the White Mountains to the large lakes and abundant wildlife of the Northern Forest and rocky coastline of Maine. Useful features include elevation profiles and charts listing hikes by special interest and best times to go. Information is also included on wildlife, geology, and history. Regions covered include Acadia National Park, Camden Hills, Baxter State Park, the Maine Coast, Moosehead Lake, the Presidential Range, Mount Washington Valley, Franconia Notch, the Lakes Region, and the Monadnock/Sunapee area. JEFF ROMANO has hiked in New England for more than 30 years. A resident of Hallowell, Maine, he works with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a land trust that focuses on the conservation of state's unique coastline.
- 60 hikes throughout New Hampshire and Maine, from easy half-day trips to extended journeys, many with options to shorten or lengthen the hike
- Hikes accessible from the most common vacation destinations, including Bar Harbor and Freeport in Maine, and Conway, Lincoln, and the Lakes Region in New Hampshire
- Helpful "Trail Finder" chart lists hikes by features, difficulty, and more