New England Traverse

The New England Traverse is a wilderness footpath traveling from Manhattan to Canada. The route is long and uses three designated hiking trails, spanning five states, three geographic regions and three unique biomes, producing over of conserved public land.
Making use of the Long Path, the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail, the route traverses the Hudson Highlands, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains regions, while traveling through eastern woodland, sub-alpine boreal forest and alpine tundra biomes. Some notable conserved lands that are crossed include the Palisades Interstate Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Mount Mansfield State Forest, Camel's Hump State Forest, and the Green Mountain National Forest. The trail sections used by the traverse are maintained by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Green Mountain Club.
The route follows the first section of the Long Path outside of New York City, where it follows the Palisades to the Hudson Highlands and joins the Appalachian Trail. The New England Traverse then follows the Appalachian Trail through the Berkshires to the Green Mountains where it joins the Long Trail north to the Canada-US border.
Originally presented as a solution to the need for a trail across the region and to gain awareness for the value of the natural environments near the urban metropolis of the northeast United States. The trail was not meant to serve as a proposal for official designation but instead to offer inspiration for the completion of similar trails in the region.
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