Hike This: A Feeling of Nostalgia on the Sugarbush Trail

A logging site during the 1800s, then used for maple sugaring until the 1980s, this one-mile hike is tucked away at the dead end north of the entrance to Newport State Park. It starts in a sparse portion of the woods, then takes hikers deep into a denser hardwood forest. Although nature has reclaimed any signs that this was once a work area, it’s easy to imagine loggers and farmers of old moving about as you make your way along the trail.

Photo by Andrew Kleidon.

Where: Newport State Park

Distance: 1 mile

Difficulty: Easy

Highlights: Fallen trees dot this trail, including a few caught by other trees, creating an interesting treeline during the early portion of the hike. 

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