New England has some of the most exquisite hikes in the world, offering adventure, fitness, and Instagram-worthy views. Here, we’ve selected 55 amazing hikes to try this year, from the bucolic fields of Middlesex Fells to the waterfalls of Maine. Our interactive guide features everything from mapped locations, to difficulty levels, to how far you’ll be driving from Boston. Plus, we’ve also created a cheat sheet on how to do it right—from foraging on the route to finding treasure boxes along the way. So grab your hiking shoes—it’s time to hit the trails. —Edited by Melissa Malamut and Kara Baskin
Browse our list to find the best hikes in New England. Click on each to learn more about it.