This two-map set is the indispensable day-hiker’s companion to the entire 215-mile-long New England National Scenic Trail. Following portions of the Metacomet and Mattabesett trails, the New England Trail, as it’s known colloquially, extends up the center of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border. The map and guide pairs two topographical trail maps―one for each state―with relevant information such as safety tips, Leave No Trace, natural history, and more. Twenty suggested hikes include Ragged Mountain Preserve, Bluff Head, and Seven Falls in Connecticut, and Mount Tom, Royalston Falls, and Erving Ledges-Hermit Mountain in Massachusetts. A collaboration between the trail’s maintainers―the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association―in conjunction with the National Park Service, this map and guide is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to day hike or thru hike this stunningly beautiful National Scenic Trail.