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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 With more than 13,500 acres of forest, the 21-square miles of Pisgah State Park make it the largest property in the New Hampshire State Park system. Pisgah is in Hinsdale in the southwestern corner of the state, not far from Brattleboro, Vt., and the Massachusetts border. Seven ponds, four highland ridges,…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Stroll by a wide, open field with views into the hills of New York and stop to feed horses some hay. Snowshoe by a handsome farm and watch the cattle eating or enter a maple grove and see the taps in the trees for syrup. The Merck Forest and Farmland Center…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 By Marty Basch Remember when they said if you could walk you could cross-country ski? Forget about it. But this is true: if you can walk, you can snowshoe. And if you can snowshoe, northern New England is a premier winter playground, whether you want to wander through a fragrant pine…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 One of the finest snowshoe trips in the White Mountains is a trek to the serene shores of Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch State Park. The lake sits in a basin under the twin peaks of 4,293-foot North Kinsman and 4,358-foot South Kinsman. But the prize on this jaunt is simply…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Table Rock is a perch that looks out upon winter’s glory. Looming high above Maine’s scenic Route 26, the massive, flattened ledge is an al fresco table across from the state’s third highest peak — Old Speck. Ranked behind Katahdin and Sugarloaf, Old Speck stands at an impressive 4,180 feet. But…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Remote and wild is the land that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border along the mighty Androscoggin River. This is serious moose and logging country. Goose Eye Mountain is part of the Mahoosuc Range, also home to Old Speck. One of the 100 highest in New England, Goose Eye’s seemingly triangular summit…

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