Most of us have a long weekend and will be enjoying Thanksgiving with friends and or family. The unseasonably warm weather this week might make for a good hike to burn off all those calories we consume with that big Thanksgiving meal. Maybe have an extra slice of pumpkin pie?

Boston Magazine.com recently posted a few suggestions to get out there and enjoy a hike in the great outdoors. One of the best things about living in New England is the change of seasons. For example, Diana’s Baths in Bartlett, New Hampshire is known as a popular swimming hole in the summer, but it becomes a spectacular winter wonderland of frozen waterfalls in the winter. You might want to pack ice spikes for your boots in case the snow or ice is slippery.

Another suggestion from Boston Magazine.com is Lincoln Woods Trail in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The hike is mostly flat and follows the Pemigewasset River. The trail features a wooded bridge and lovely waterfall. The Lincoln Woods Trail hike is a great one for beginners. Have a second serving of stuffing this Thanksgiving and walk off the calories with a fine hike.

I personally want to do all of them as hiking is now my new hobby. I just recently hiked Bauneg Beg Mountain in North Berwick Maine. One piece of advice, get yourself trekking poles.