My birthday present to myself when I turned 50 was a backpacking trip on the Cohos Trail. Read at these links about my adventure and about the amazing people I met along the way.
The Cohos Trail is New Hampshire’s unique long-distance trail, extending more than 160 miles from the White Mountains to the Canadian border.
Kim Nilsen had a dream three decades ago about a long-distance trail through New Hampshire’s north country, and he worked to make that dream come to life and to bring together other people with the same vision. The result is the Cohos Trail.
It’s over 160 miles long, stretching from the Davis Path in Crawford Notch to the Canadian border at Pittsburg. It’s an international trail, now that it connects with the Sentiers Frontaliers trail network in Quebec. The southern part of the trail piggybacks on trails maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Randolph Mountain Club in the White Mountains. North of NH Rt. 110 in Stark, the Cohos Trail comes into its own, bringing hikers to areas quieter and more remote than the much-traveled paths of the Whites.