Best properties on the market

This week: Homes near the Appalachian Trail

1. Purcellville, Va. This five-bedroom contemporary home, sheathed in stainless steel and glass, is located near the Appalachian Trail’s Snickers Gap section, which offers views of the Shenandoah Valley. The house’s three-acre property includes a water feature and a three-bedroom guesthouse. $885,000. Scott Buzzelli, Middleburg Real Estate, (540) 687-6321

2. Rangeley, Maine This compound of three century-old log homes sits on the shore of Rangeley Lake, which is about 150 miles from the A.T.’s northernmost point and eight miles from trail access. The compound’s 15-acre property includes a drive-in boathouse and a floating dock. $4,500,000. James Eastlack, Morton & Furbish Agency, (207) 864-5777

3. Pomfret, Vt. Built in 1854, the main house at historic Maple Lane Farm commands a 13-acre property that includes a guesthouse, a maple sugarhouse, and various other buildings. The Appalachian Trail runs close to the border of the property, allowing easy access for hiking. $2,200,000. Rick Higgerson, Lang McLaughry Spera/Lion & Davis, (802) 291-0436

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4. Pine Island, N.Y. This 1855 farmhouse currently serves as a bed-and-breakfast and features an indoor sauna and a large outdoor pool. The two-acre property, which is located a mile from the Appalachian Trail near the New York–New Jersey border, includes two smaller cottages and a total of 12 bedrooms. $399,000. Rosy Wansor, Prudential Serls Prime Properties, (845) 629-4695

5. Great Barrington, Mass. Designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen and inspired by traditional New England farmhouses, this four-bedroom contemporary home is set on 146 acres of meadows and woodlands. Nearby East Mountain offers a challenging hike to a summit that allows views of three states. The house features floor-to-ceiling windows in a main living area that looks out across an infinity pool to a dramatic mountain vista. $4,900,000. Joseph Carini, Wheeler & Taylor Realty, (413) 528-1006

6. Clayton, Ga. Located near Dicks Creek Gap and about 60 miles from the end of the A.T., this three-bedroom cottage sits on a wooded lot on the shore of Lake Burton. The property has a boathouse, and the house features a large screened-in porch. $1,100,000. Michael McGaughey, Harry Norman Realtors/Christie’s International Real Estate, (706) 212-0228

Steal of the week

7. Knoxville, Md. This converted 1848 stone church and its schoolhouse sit near the shore of the Potomac River and are a five-mile drive from Harpers Ferry—home to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the psychological halfway point for many through-hikers. The church, which has been used as a four-bedroom home, features a working steeple bell. $199,900 for both buildings. Karen Horejs, Keller Williams Premier Realty, (301) 745-4450

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