06/22/1981 at 01:00 AM EDT
Ever since the Northfield facility opened, hosteling has been big in New England. Vermont's rolling Green Mountains and the Berkshires of Massachusetts are ideal for energetic hikers and bikers. Those who prefer flatter terrain will find Cape Cod's four hostels an easy bike ride from Boston or Providence. Those other sea-girt paradises, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, also cater to hostelers.