- The links below should provide you with the information and resources needed to do most of the envisioned Great Northeast Trail.
- Although segments that contain proposed and undeveloped connections obviously represent the missing links in the overall trail, the great majority of the Great Northeast Trail is already "doable," and thus more a reality than a dream.
- The links below have been organized to start from the Atlantic at Portland, Maine and end at Oswego, New York on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Link 1 - Portland Trails - Maine
Great full color map of the trail system in the Greater Portland Area!
Link 2 - Mountain Division Trail - Maine
The first 4.7 miles of this 45-mile envisioned "rails with trails" concept were just opened in 2003.
Link 3 - Wildcat River Trail (White Mountain National
Forest) - New Hampshire
The US Forest Service has a comprehensive map of the White Mountain National Forest showing trails for recreational use. Contact their office in Laconia, New Hampshire at (603) 528-8721 to order a map.
Be Safe in the White Mountains
Being prepared for a safe hike is a key element of going anywhere, but especially in the White Mountains since hypothermia can set in even during the summer months.
Link 4 - Appalachian Trail - New Hampshire and Vermont
The Appalachian Trail Conference provides great resources for hikers on this well-known trail system, complete with guide books and maps. The Appalachian Trail Guide to New Hampshire-Vermont is the volume you need to do the section of the Great Northeast Trail that travels it. Maps are also included.
Link 5 - Long Trail - Vermont
The Green Mountain Club Long Trail Guide is THE book for hiking Vermont's high ridge, and includes great information and maps within its covers.
Link 6 - Cross Vermont Trail - Vermont
This trail concept, part reality, part vision, allows one to travel east-west across the state.
Link 7 - Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail - Vermont and
The Lake Champlain Committee offers a fine paddling guide -- The Lake Champlain Paddlers' Guidebook & Stewardship Manual and a one-year membership not only gets you the guide but entitles you to camp in certian areas not available to the general public.
Link 8 - New York State Canal System - New York
The New York State Canal Corporation offers a GREAT book -- The Cruising Guide To The New York Sate Canal System. It includes attractions, amenities, and facilities along the Champlain, Erie, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals! A must for anyone paddling the canal system by kayak or canoe!