Long Trail, Jay Peak Long Trail North—Jay, Vt. from Great American Hikes

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Long Trail, Jay Peak Long Trail North—Jay, Vt.

The “footpath in the wilderness” was established in the early 1900s, making it the oldest long-distance trail in the United States. The whole of the trail spans from Massachusetts to the Canadian border, but trail expert Philip Werner suggests the Jay Peak section to hikers looking for the best part. It’s rugged enough to keep any hiker interested, but the Jay Peak section is accommodating of beginners.
—Diana Gerstacker

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