One of the trail markers Troop 54 passed on the "M & M" while backpacking through Wendell State Forest (November 2009).
A few of the more major, well-marked and closer trails in our area:
- Midstate Trail - This Massachusetts north/south trail runs from
New Hampshire to
Rhode Island, passing quite close to Worcester (right through
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation).
- Metacomet-Monadnock Trail - Often referred to
as the "M and M Trail", this trail runs north/south a bit further west than Worcester. Several trail segments
connect a series of trail shelters.
- North South Trail - This Rhode Island trail runs
north/south, meeting up with the Midstate Trail at the Massachusetts border.
- Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway - A permanent recreation trail and greenway
corridor extending through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and linking the parks and open spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston,
including 180 miles of trail.
Other area trails:
- Airline Trail - This Connecticut
trail follows part of the railbed of a railroad that once connected Boston and New York.
- Appalachian Trail - Over 2000 miles long, this trail passes through
our region in Western Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
- Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail - The
MSGT is a 48 mile hiking trail that winds through New Hampshire, from Mount Monadnock to Mount
Sunapee. There are shelters and camp sites along the way, and Mount Monadnock is a short hike from
Camp Wanocksett, a Scout camp.
- Narragansett Trail - Just over twenty miles
of trail crosses from Rhode Island into Connecticut, passing through
- Nehantic Trail - Another trail that crosses
from Rhode Island into Connecticut, passing through Camp Yawgoog and Pachaug State Forest.
- New England Trail - The
NET is a 215-mile long-distance hiking trail from Long Island Sound in CT to
the MA/NH border.
- Nipmuck Trail - This trail covers 34.5 miles through
the norhteast corner of Connecticut, passing close to
- Robert Frost Trail -
Over forty miles long, this trail runs from Mt. Holyoke Range State Park in Granby, MA to Wendell State Forest in Wendell, MA.
- Southern New England Trunkline Trail -
Runs approximately 22 miles from Franklin State Forest to Douglas State Forest.
- Tippecansett Trail - Another trail that
crosses from Rhode Island into Connecticut, ending at Camp Yawgoog.
- Tully Trail -
This eighteen mile loop trail connects three properties of the Trustees of Reservations, with a trailhead in Royalston, MA.
- Tunxis Trail -
Including about 79 niles of trails, some of them side-trails, this trail system runs through the western Connecticut. Note that there are gaps
in the trail.
Backpacking camp sites:
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