Hiking in the mountains is best enjoyed when you are properly equipped and have the appropriate skills to safely travel from trailhead to summit and back. These skills can be learned and practiced by participating in our Northern Hikes program. Throughout the year numerous trips and classes are conducted for beginner, intermediate, and experienced hikers. New hikers can benefit from the Step-by-Step series of entry-level hikes and instruction. Step-By-Step is meant to educate novice hikers by participating in easier hikes at first, then gradually increasing the difficulty throughout the summer. Hiking with other groups is recommended to further enhance cardiovascular fitness and muscle-building. Our goal is to make the best areas of the glorious White Mountains more accessible and fun!