The Mahoosuc Mountains are a spectacular wilderness region of rugged alpine peaks, boulder-filled notches, crystal clear rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, and a mix of northern forests teeming with flora and fauna that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border just north of the White Mountains.

Recreational opportunities abound here year-round and include many miles of hiking paths and paddling routes, cross-country ski trails and on and off-road bikeways, from the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Appalachian Trail to the Grafton Loop Trail and Mahoosucs Public Reserved Land.

“The Mahoosucs Map & Guide,” a new publication from the Appalachian Mountain Club, is great resource for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to make the most of their Mahoosucs visit, providing trip details for a wide range of interests and ability levels, plus information on camping and lodging, natural and human history and much more.

Purchase a copy for $6.95 from local retailers and bookstores, or from the AMC at www.outdoors.org/amcstore online or by calling 800-262-4455.