Nationally Approved
Historic Trails
 
 
The Boy Scouts of America strongly recommends that scouts use only historic trails that have been nationally approved. Trails that have not been approved often do not meet Scouting standards.
 
Each trail is different. They vary considerably in length, overnight accommodations, markings, terrain, and awards. This type of information is available from the contacts
indicated.
 
Each trail has been rated by the trail operator so that prospective hikers may determine
the suitability of the trail for each of the following age groups:
1 - trail is suitable for Tiger Cub dens
2 – trail is suitable for Cub Scouts
3 - trail is suitable for Boy Scouts
4 – trail is suitable for Varsity Scouts
5 – trail is suitable for Venturers
6 – trail is suitable for family campers

Delaware
Maine
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

 
Delaware:
Caesar Rodney Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Del-Mar-Va Council, BSA
801 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-1597
(302) 622-3300

Maine:
Colonial Ramblings – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Mrs. D. K. Rocray
RFD 2, Box 12A
71 York Street
York, ME 03909
(207) 363-4803

Massachusetts:
Blue Hills Trails – 3 4 5 6
Leslie’s Retreat Trail – 3 4 5 6
Pirate Legend Trek & Trail – 3 4 5 6
Sky Line Trail – 3 4 5 6
Sons of Liberty Trail – 3 4 5 6
Spirit of ’76 Trail – 3 4 5 6
Witch Trail – 3 4 5 6
Witch Trail Committee
157 Circuit Road
Winthrop, MA 02152-2820
(617) 846-2626

Boston Bicentennial Trail of Freedom – 2 3 4 5 6
Boston Minuteman Council, BSA
199 State Street, Third Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 723-0007

Bread and Roses Strike Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bread and Roses Strike Trail Associates
37 Linehan Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Footsteps of Our Founders Trail – 1 2 3 4 5
Narragansett Council, BSA
39 Grove Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-3498
(508) 993-9978

Freedom Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Boston Minuteman Council, BSA
199 State Street, Third Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 723-0007

Hancock Shaker Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Great Trails Council, BSA
88 Old Windsor Road
Dalton, MA 01226-1398
(413) 684-3542

Isaac Davis Trail – 1 2 3 4 5
Scouters of the Isaac Davis Trail
P.O. Box 763
Acton, MA 01720

New Jersey:
Battle of Monmouth Historic Trail – 3 4 5 6
(see also Quail Hill - NJ Scout Camp)

Monmouth Council, BSA
705 Ginesi Dr
Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 536-2347

Captain Joshua Huddy Revolutionary Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jersey Shore Council, BSA
1518 Ridgeway Road
Toms River, New Jersey 08755-4072
(732) 349-1037

History of the Glen Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Palisades Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Northern New Jersey Council, BSA
22-08 Route 208 South
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 791-8000 http://www.nnjbsa.org

Jockey Hollow Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Patriots Path Council, BSA
1170 Route 22, West
Mountainside, NJ 07092-2810
(908) 654-9191

Millstone Valley Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Central New Jersey Council, BSA
4315 US Highway 1 South
Edison, NJ 08818-0855
(609) 419-1600

Oyster Shell Road Historic Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Burlington County Council, BSA
P.O. Box 246
Rancocas, NJ 08073
(609) 261-5850

New York:
American 1779 March of Anthony Wayne Trail – 3 4 5 6
British 1777 General Clinton Trail - 3 4 5 6
Hudson Valley Council, BSA
Station Road Square, Route 94
Salisbury Mills, NY 12577-0374
(914) 497-7337

Brooklyn Historic Quest Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Environmental Quest Inc.
1715 Newkirk Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226-6613
(718) 941-9835

Corning, Colonists, Cowboys, and Crystal Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Five Rivers Council, BSA
3300 Chambers Road South
Horseheads, NY 14844-5190
(607) 732-9047

Heritage Trail – 1 2 3 4 5
Otetiana Council, BSA
474 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(716) 244-4210

Trail of the Lost City of Tryon – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Troop 55
Covenant United Methodist Church
1124 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Millard Fillmore Historical Trail – 2 3 5 6
Cayuga County Historian
Historic Old Post Office
157 Genessee Street
Auburn, NY 13021-3423
(315) 253-1300

Niagara Frontier Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Greater Niagara Frontier Council, BSA
401-407 Maryvale Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-2601
(716) 891-4073

The Old New York Historical Trail – 2 3 4 5
Historical Trail Committee
Man-A-Hattin Lodge Order of the Arrow
10 Park Avenue, No. 4J
New York, NY 10016-4338
(212) 242-1100 Ext. 240

Pelham Bay Park Historic Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Greater New York Councils, BSA
350 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10018-0199
(212) 242-1100

Portage Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Allegheny Highlands Council, BSA
50 Hough Hill Road, Box 0261
Falconer, NY 14733-0261
(716) 665-2697

Ten Mile River Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ten Mile River Scout Camp
1481 CR 26
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
(914) 252-3911 Ext. 160

Vroman’s Nose Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5
Otschodela Council, BSA
Route 23, Southside
Oneonta, NY 13820-1356
(607) 432-6491

Westchester County Historic Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Westchester-Putnam Council. BSA
41 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532-1519
(914) 773-1153

Wilkinson Trail – Saratoga Battlefield – 3 4
Twin Rivers Council, BSA
253 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12205-5504
(518) 869-6436

Pennsylvania:
The Benjamin Franklin Historical Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Carlisle Historical Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Philadelphia Bicentennial Trail of Freedom – 2 3 4 5 6
American Historical Trails, Inc.
P.O. Box 769
Monroe, NC 28111-0769
(704) 289-1604

Colonial Patriot Award – 3 5
Valley Forge Historical Trail – 3 4 5
Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA
22d and Winter Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1085
(215) 988-9811

Colonial Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Durham Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Moravian Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sullivan-Wilderness Trail – 3 4 5
Uncas Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Minsi Trails Council, BSA
P.O. Box 20624
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624
(610) 264-8551

Delaware Canal Trail – 3 4 5 6
Washington Crossing Historic Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
William Penn Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bucks County Council, BSA
One Scout Way
Doylestown, PA 18901-4915
(215) 348-9436

80 Miles of Wilderness Adventure – 3 4 5
Bucktail Council, BSA
209 First Street
DuBois, PA 15801-3007
(814) 371-5650

Erie Historical Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Shenango Trail – 3 4 5
Washington Trail – 3 4 5
French Creek Council, BSA
1815 Robinson Road West
Erie, PA 16509-4905
(814) 868-5571

Gettysburg Heritage Trails – 1 2 3 4 5 6
York City Historical Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
York-Adams Area Council, BSA
2139 White Street
York, PA 17404-4940
(717) 843-0901

Kinzua Bridge Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Allegheny Highlands Council, BSA
50 Hough Hill Road, Box 0261
Falconer, NY 14733-0261
(716) 665-2697

Loyalsock Trail – 2 3 4 5 6
Williamsport Alpine Club
P.O. Box 501
Williamsport, PA 17703
(717) 322-7757

Rhode Island:
Newport Freedom Trail – 1 2 3 4 5 6
Narragansett Council, BSA
175 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02903-4081
(401) 351-8700