Spanning from southern Connecticut up to the top of the mighty Katahdin, Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: New England, by local author Lafe Low, is a thorough reference to 45 day hikes on the Appalachian Trail in New England. This is the only guide that specifically covers the best day hikes (suitable for expert hikers to families with kids) along the AT as it passes through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The profiles include everything one would need to plan and proceed with a day hike on the AT: trailhead location, hiking time, hiking intensity, full description, directions, and maps.
About the Author
Lafe Low, a lifelong New Englander, spends nearly all of his free time outside--skiing, hiking, skiing, camping, skiing, kayaking, skiing . . . you get the picture. He has nearly reached his goal of having his garage look like an Eastern Mountain Sports or REI store. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Keene State College in 1984, Lafe went to work in the magazine world. After working for a variety of technology publications, he launched his own magazine, Explore New England, in 1995. This was truly the crossroads of his personal and professional passions. After Explore New England, he went on to be the editor of Outdoor Adventure and an editor with Globe Pequot Press. While he is now back in the technology world, he still writes about the outdoors to feed his passion. His first book, Best Tent Camping: New England, was first published in 2002. The fourth edition was published in 2012. Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: New England is his second book, and certainly not his last. He lives in the Boston area.