My favorite part of the AT was the section of NH. If you want some serious hiking and glorious views. It was amazing. There are some amazing sheer drops on both sides of you. I found it very awe inspiring. I hiked it in July which is a perfect time of year for this sections, but be advised storms can creep up on you at any minute. The vies in MA and CT are great too. I found the trail going through MA beautiful. Not too difficult, but I realize difficulty is in the eye of the beholder. I grew up hiking the Rockies as a child and climbing in Yosemite. So my perspective may be different then others.