10 terrific trails — 04/13/23

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In this week’s cover story, we look at the 10 hiking spots Hippo readers voted as their favorite in the Best of 2023 readers’ poll. Find a new spot to hike — and some ice cream for after. (Photo on the cover and on page 10: a sunrise hike on Mount Major. Photo by Emily Lord and courtesy of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Photo above: Oak Hill main trailhead. Photo courtesy of the Concord Conservation Commission.)

Also on the cover The annual Discover Wild NH Day, presented by New Hampshire Fish & Game, returns on Saturday, April 15 (page 19). Michael Witthaus catches up with singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega ahead of her upcoming show this weekend at the new Nashua Center for the Arts (page 34). It’s a weekend of local eats as the Great New England Spring Specialty Food & Artisan Show and the Made in NH Expo both make their returns to Milford and Manchester, respectively. Matt Ingersoll brings you all of the details on both events in his stories on pages 26 and 27.

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