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Mount Jay in May of 2015

Travel the Rugged, Wild Northeast on the Long Trail

Hike the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States!

Hiking Moderate, Difficult, Severe

Also in Massachusetts, United States of America

Mount Jay in May of 2015
Mount Jay in May of 2015 Photo: MusikAnimal


"Completed in 1930, Vermont's 273-mile Long Trail boasts the title of the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States,” writes author Brendon Voelker. "Built and maintained by the Green Mountain Club, the trail dissects Vermont north to south, connecting the Massachusetts State line to the Canadian border.”

"For roughly the first 100 miles, the Appalachian Trail coaligns with the Long Trail, following the main ridge of the Green Mountains,” Voelker continues. "Just west of Killington, the AT ultimately departs east for Mount Katahdin, and the Long Trail continues to Canada. According to sectionhiker.com, the entire trail takes the average hiker less than three weeks and is best hiked in the summer to early fall. Temperatures can differ immensely between northern and southern Vermont, and another source suggests September as the best time for southbound hikers to make their journey.”

If you want to experience the rugged Northern Appalachian mountains in a unique way, traversing some of the wildest country in the Eastern USA, the long trail is a worthy and rewarding objective!

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