Women's travel in the Eastern U.S.

While the eastern part of the United States is best known for its cities, it's well worth exploring for its natural beauty. From the high peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains to the seashores of the Chesapeake Bay, from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the rugged coastline of Maine, this part of the country contains enough history, variety, and beauty to keep you exploring for a long time. Be sure to also look at trips listed under National Parks.

Waterfalls, Wildflowers, and Wineries - FULL
May 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Northern Georgia, the jumping off point for the Appalachian Trail, is known for its gorgeous and rugged mountains, its towering waterfalls, and its ... wineries? Who knew?! Turns out the soil, climate, and elevation are not only great for hiking, they're also perfect for wine growing. So on this four day getaway, we combine hiking to waterfalls with opportunities to visit wineries, learn about wine, and sample some of the wonderful cuisine that can be found here. This is the perfect Mother's Day gift!  $825 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Intro to Lightweight Backpacking on the AT - FULL
June 11, 2017 – June 18, 2017

On this wilderness backpacking trip we travel along one of the Appalachian Trail's most interesting sections, from Dicky Gap to Elk Garden, at the height of the rhododendron and azaleas in bloom. This is an ideal backpacking trip for novices: our moderate mileage leaves time for you to learn everything you need to know to pursue backpacking on your own. Or if you haven't been backpacking for awhile, join us to learn about the lightweight revolution. Our lightweight approach should keep your pack under 30 pounds.  $1395  Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

The Art of Mountain Hiking - the Appalachians - FULL
June 18, 2017 – June 22, 2017

If you long to hike in the mountains but lack the knowledge and skills that only come from years of experience, this trip is for you. During these five days we combine mountain hiking in the Appalachians with instruction in everything you need to know: basic technique, clothing and equipment, conditioning and nutrition, safety considerations, trip planning, weather, and navigation with map and compass.  $795  Rating: 1 [2]  3  4  5

Girls Adventure Getaway - FULL
July 8, 2017 – July 13, 2017

This inter-generational trip is for women and girls aged 12-15. During our six days we'll be packing in lots of playing: horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, ziplining and stand up paddleboarding, Summer camp was never like this!  $895 each Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Hut to Hut on the Appalachian Trail - FULL
July 23, 2017 – July 29, 2017

This section of the Appalachian Trail offers the highest peaks in the White Mountains, windswept ridges, and dramatic views. It also has something more commonly found in the Alps: comfortable huts with a warm bed and a hot meal at the end of the day! This represents a great solution for women who want to hike on the Appalachian Trail but prefer not to carry a heavy backpack. $1550  Rating: 1  2  3  4  [5]

Slackpacking Maine - FULL
August 12, 2017 – August 19, 2017

Have you been dying to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, but you just cannot see carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in shelters without a hot shower? We have the perfect solution- slackpacking! Hike a new section every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed in a hostel. We've been doing the first section of the Appalachian Trail this way for years; in 2014 we added the last section. $1625 Rating: 1 2 3 4 [5]

Kayaking the Adirondacks - FULL
August 20, 2017 – August 26, 2017

The Adirondack State Park in northern New York is one of the premiere spots for kayak tripping on the East Coast, with countless lakes and streams of all sizes. We'll be kayaking one of the most beautiful routes as we travel from Old Forge up through the the Fulton Chain of Lakes to Raquette Lake. $1595 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Adventures in the Adirondacks
September 10, 2017 – September 17, 2017

The Adirondack State Park in northern New York is the largest publicly protected area in the lower 48 states, larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and the Grand Canyon combined. Join us for a week of hiking and kayaking through the park, exploring some of the 2000 miles of trails for hiking and 3000 lakes for kayaking. The trees will change color before our eyes. $2250 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Autumn on Cape Cod
September 16, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Autumn on Cape Cod is spectacular! The whales and birds are migrating, the air is crisp and clear, and the hordes of summer tourists have left. Join us for a week of hiking, kayaking, biking, and exploring the natural history of this remarkable area. $2795 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Slackpacking Virginia - FULL
September 17, 2017 – September 23, 2017

Have you been dying to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, but you just cannot see carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in shelters without a hot shower? We have the perfect solution- slackpacking! Hike a new section every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed. We've been doing the first and last sections of the Appalachian Trail this way for years; our Virginia section covers the AT from Dicky Gap to Damascus. $1425 Rating: 1  2  3  [4] 5

Lodge to Lodge On the Superior Hiking Trail - FULL
September 24, 2017 – September 28, 2017

On this hiking trip at the height of fall colors, we sample different accommodations as we explore various sections of the trail. With the option of two hikes of different lengths each day, this is a perfect getaway vacation for women who enjoy fall hiking and hospitable lodging. $1595  Rating: 1  2  3  4  5

Appalachian Autumn Adventures - FULL
September 28, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Northern Georgia, the jumping off point for the Appalachian Trail, offers an astounding array of activities for those who like to get out and play in the crisp, invigorating air of fall. So on this four day getaway, we will sample as much as we can: horseback riding, hiking, and whitewater rafting, intermingled with great food and some optional yoga.  $895 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Blue Ridge Rambling - FULL
October 1, 2017 – October 6, 2017

The Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are rich with scenic beauty, opportunities for outdoor adventure, and deep cultural traditions. During our six days we'll combine moderate hiking and whitewater rafting with visiting some of the area's iconic destinations, including the Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain, and Folk Art Center.  $1695 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Slackpacking Harpers Ferry - FULL
October 15, 2017 – October 21, 2017

Join us on our newest Slackpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail, this one through northern Virginia and West Virginia, from Chester Gap to Harpers Ferry. Like all slackpacking trips, you hike a new section of the Appalachian Trail every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed.

Appalachian Trail Section Backpack
October 15, 2017 – October 22, 2017

Our adventures on the Appalachian Trail continue this year as we return to complete more of the Virginia section. For those of you who have done previous sections in Virginia, we’ll be 'connecting some of the dots'. In this section the AT follows the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and offers us beautiful, 360 degree views, rocky and challenging trails. $1295   Rating: 1  2  3  [4]  5

Slackpacking Georgia - FULL
October 21, 2017 – October 29, 2017

Have you been dying to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, but you just cannot see carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in shelters without a hot shower? We have the perfect solution- slackpacking! Hike a new section every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed in a gorgeous hostel.  $1425  Rating: 1  2  3   [4, 5]