New England Trail
A 215-mile long-distance hiking trail from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border
Explore The Trail

New England Trail

A 215-mile long-distance hiking trail from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border.

About the Trail

The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is a 215-mile hiking trail route that has been in existence for over half a century. The NET travels through 41 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is comprised primarily of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trail systems.

We accomplished
a lot in 2019!

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10 Years of Caring for a New England Treasure

Learn about what we achieved in 2019, and our goals for 2020.

The Meaning of Place

“So much 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!

NET Hike 50 Challenge

The challenge is back for 2020! Join the challenge. Revisit the same mile 50 or 100 times, or explore a new mile every time. Log your mileage over the year and once you complete your challenge share your story with us!