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On Acadia trails or city sidewalk

Robert Manning, a professor of natural resources and director of the Park Studies Laboratory at the University of Vermont, and his wife, Martha, have been living in Vermont for more than 35 years. About 12 years ago, they decided to walk the entire Long Trail — not in one swoop, but here and there. Since then, the Mannings have walked more than 35 long-distance trails around the world, detailed in their book “Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People.” We talked with them about walking in New England.

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