Mahoosuc Notch Trail, Maine
Ditch the crowds in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and jump north a state to Maine’s Mahoosuc Range.
“Mahoosuc is farther from Boston so it’s not as well known, but the hiking is more majestic and rugged, and it’s still part of the Appalachian Trail,” says Andrew Skurka, an adventurer, long distance hiker, and author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide.
Do this seven-mile out-and-back trail in the summer or fall, and tread carefully over its notorious mile-long stretch of granite boulders—a section that many consider to be the toughest part of the AT. If you have kids under 10 years old, you might want to leave them at home for this one.
After you settle down from this hike, grab a DVD player in your hotel room and try THE 21-DAY METASHRED, the total-body workout you can do anywhere.