Hiker’s Guide To The North Country

Photo: Courtesy of Britni Haley
Photo: Courtesy of NCCOC

For most hikers, a sense of solitude is just as important as scenery and climbing mountains. Here in the North Country, our miles of trails through remote wilderness and up scenic mountain peaks offer a rewarding hiking experience without the crowds of the White Mountains.

Dixville Notch is home to several fun hikes with beautiful scenery. They include Sanguinary Ridge and Table Rock, one of the most iconic and rewarding hikes in all of New Hampshire. The views from Table Rock – a narrow ledge rising several hundred feet over a cliff face – are purely breathtaking.  

The North Country’s mountain peaks might not be quite as tall as some others in the state, but they offer challenges and views that are every bit as rewarding. Mountains like Magalloway, Percy Peaks, Monadnock, Brousseau, Sugarloaf and others provide challenging climbs, sweeping summit views and no crowds.

For hikers looking for a long-distance challenge, the North Country is home to the Cohos Trail, a roughly 170-mile trail connecting the northern and southern ends of Coos County. Those looking for a fun short hike will enjoy the hike to Fourth Connecticut Lake. The scenic trail is a little more than a half-mile long and runs along the Canadian border to the source of the Connecticut River.

Whether you’re looking for a hike that is long and challenging or short and fun, the North Country’s hiking trails offer you a chance to escape the crowds, view breathtaking scenery and reconnect with nature.


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