Nothing beats the camaraderie, generous meals, and deep sleep earned by tramping the trails to one of the AMC’s eight “High Huts,” sited between 2,700 and 5,050 feet in the Presidential Range. Go for a single night or try all of them; each hut is a day’s hike from the next. Still building up your hiking legs? Stay grounded in the comforts of the two AMC lodges accessible by car. Rates: from $97 per person, including breakfast and dinner.