The Boots to Boats initiative connects the only national park in Vermont, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, with the only national park in New Hampshire, Saint Gaudens National Historical Park, via the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Connecticut River National Blueway. You are invited to hike, paddle, stroll, practice yoga, fish, meditate, or define your own type of recreation along the way.
In celebration of its centennial in 2016
the National Park Service imagined a link between Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and New Hampshire’s Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park “Boots to Boats" is a series of hikes and paddles highlighting two National Parks, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Connecticut River Blueway.
Hiking in the two parks & Appalachian Trail
► Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock,Vermont offers more than 20 miles of walking trails, including seven miles of wide carriage roads - no motor vehicles or bicycles allowed - through historic forests on Mount Tom. Find a map of the park.
►Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, New Hampshire offers a self-guided nature trail and a scenic hiking trail through 80 acres of forest, as well as the chance to stroll in beautiful gardens featuring inspirational sculptures. Find a map of the park.
Last updated: April 18, 2019