Join us for the Hike 50 Challenge on the New England Trail!

In 2018, the New England National Scenic Trail will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act with a Hike 50 challenge. This year we join with the other 29 National Scenic and Historic Trails in celebrating this milestone. Head on over to our Hike 50 Challenge page to get started!


We will be accepting completion forms until January 11, 2019! 

Welcome! The NET is a 215-mile long-distance hiking trail from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border.  Learn more.

Short Essay: The Meaning of "Place" on the New England National Scenic Trail

"So muc h of what a place means to us is tied to our ability to observe and process changes in a landscape over time and space..."  - Ben Cosgrove, NET Artist-In-Residence

As Ben wraps up his year-long residency along the NET, he is putting pen to paper to reflect upon his journey through the New England landscape. Read his most recent essay to learn about how the New England Trail plays a huge role in defining his understanding of place within this landscape!