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Massachusetts Trail Guide

Massachusetts Trail Guide Author John S. Burk
ISBN-10 1628420200
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 480
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This tenth edition of AMC s comprehensive trail guide revisits more than 390 trails across the Bay State including 30 new to this edition. Readers will rely on detailed trail descriptions that include driving directions, elevation gain and mileage, and suggested trips. Two pull-out map sheets feature six of the state s most hiker-friendly public trail networks. Whether readers are planning close-to-home day hikes or backpacking excursions, this essential guide should be in every Bay State trekker s library."

Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts Connecticut

Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts Connecticut Author Sue Spring
ISBN-10 1889386677
Release 2010-08-05
Pages 222
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The official guide to the 141 miles of the Appalachian Trail between the Vermont and New York lines, paralleling the western borders of Massachusetts and Connecticut. This packaged product includes a new edition of the guidebook, in modern unidirectional format, with a set of four detached topographical maps (two sheets, printed on both sides), scaled at one inch:one mile with 100-foot contours and including elevation profiles, shelters and other features, and water sources. Features of the Massachusetts-Connecticut route include Mt. Greylock, the nearby towns of the Berkshires, and the river walks of western Connecticut. The range of the maps is from several miles into Vermont to about 20 miles into New York (reaching the train stop that connects hikers to Manhattan!) The book includes local history as well as background on trail landmarks. -- Sue Spring

Water Trails of Western Massachusetts

Water Trails of Western Massachusetts Author Charles W. G. Smith
ISBN-10 1878239899
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 288
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These 32 nature tours highlight the wildlife plants and landforms of this vibrant region Many tours include a Boot Print that describes a scenic hiking trail or nature walk near the featured waterway

Bike Paths of Massachusetts

Bike Paths of Massachusetts Author Stuart A. Johnstone
ISBN-10 0962799068
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 235
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Bicycle guidebook to rail-trails and other bike paths, both paved and unpaved, throughout Massachusetts. 50 locations include trail descriptions, maps, photos, rules and safety tips, historical information, driving and parking directions.

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires Author Rene Laubach
ISBN-10 162842012X
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 288
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Discover 50 of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires, home of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, this fully revised and updated guide will lead you through the region s scenic natural areas, past historic landmarks, and up to some of the state s best vistas. The hikes stretch from Mount Greylock south to Bash Bish Falls and include ten entirely new routes. Each description includes a map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty. Author, birder, and wildlife biologist Rene Laubach also recommends the best trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and regularly notes the area s plentiful flora and fauna. Whether you re a resident or a visitor looking for a short walk or a daylong adventure, this is your essential four-season reference for the Berkshires."

Rail Trails New England

Rail Trails New England Author Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
ISBN-10 9780899977072
Release 2007-06-18
Pages 216
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With 60 rural, suburban, and urban trails threading through 622 miles, Rail-Trails New England covers Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail.Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailheads, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Boston

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Boston Author Michael Tougias
ISBN-10 1934028479
Release 2011
Pages 288
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A guide to 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston metro area and Cape Cod.

Fifty Hikes in Massachusetts

Fifty Hikes in Massachusetts Author John Brady
ISBN-10 0881502251
Release 1992
Pages 223
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Describes the terrain, wildlife, and scenery along trails through parks, woodlands, and coastal areas.

Massachusetts Trail Guide

Massachusetts Trail Guide Author Charles W. G. Smith
ISBN-10 192917344X
Release 2004
Pages 365
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Now completely revised and updated, the Massachusetts Trail Guide is the most comprehensive guide available to the trails of the Bay State.

Trail Running Western Massachusetts

Trail Running Western Massachusetts Author Ben Kimball
ISBN-10 9781611687873
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 160
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Ben Kimball, a long-time trail runner, provides profiles of fifty-one great trail runs in western Massachusetts. Geographically, this book covers the area between the Quabbin Reservoir and upstate New York, including the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire areas as well as portions of the Taconic Highlands. Elevations range from the lowlands of the Connecticut River and Housatonic River valleys to the state's highest point at the top of Mount Greylock. The trails profiled represent a range of locations within the region as well as a range of difficulty levels and terrain types. There are options for everyone, from the beginner to the experienced trail runner looking for new options. Each run receives a two-page treatment that includes an informative trail description and a trail map, along with a scannable QR code to download each map to your smartphone. This book will appeal to the entire running community of Massachusetts and the surrounding region, including the Pioneer Valley along the Connecticut River, communities along the Housatonic River corridor in the Berkshires, the many running clubs in the Boston area, and seasonal vacationers.

Rail Trails Southern New England

Rail Trails Southern New England Author Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
ISBN-10 9780899979007
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 281
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Explore more than 50 top rail-trails and multiuse pathways across three states—Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island—with this official guide. All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present more than 50 destination rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Within these pages, you can explore two Hall of Fame Rail-Trails: the Minuteman Bikeway with its rich historical connections to the American Revolution and the East Bay Bike Path with its quintessential New England waterfront views. You’ll discover trails that traverse the quiet woodlands of Connecticut and the charming communities of Rhode Island, and you'll learn about ambitious trail projects spanning multiple counties across Massachusetts, like the Mass Central Rail Trail and the Border to Boston Trail. These adventures and more await you on the many multiuse trails of the region. In this book, you’ll find: Detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trail across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built—with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

Exploring the Appalachian Trail Hikes in Southern New England

Exploring the Appalachian Trail  Hikes in Southern New England Author David Emblidge
ISBN-10 9780811762762
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 304
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A guide to 27 great day hikes and overnight backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Hiking the Pioneer Valley

Hiking the Pioneer Valley Author Bruce Scofield
ISBN-10 1889787094
Release 2003
Pages 192
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- Previous edition's ISBN: 1-889787-01-9 - Including common sense advice on equipment, safety and weather, a detailed list of local hiking organizations, land trusts, and where to obtain additional maps

Nature Walks in Central and Western Massachusetts

Nature Walks in Central and Western Massachusetts Author Mike Tougias
ISBN-10 1878239953
Release 2000
Pages 262
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This family-oriented guide covers more than 50 scenic walks from Worcester County to the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide

Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide Author Steven D. Smith
ISBN-10 1934028967
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 320
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This trusty guide from the editor of the best-selling AMC White Mountain Guide provides the most comprehensive information available about the trails of southern New Hampshire. This edition describes more than 200 trails and nature areas and the included full-color, GPS-rendered, pull-out paper map now includes coverage of Monadnock, Cardigan, Sunapee, Pilsbury, and the Belknap range. Readers will also find 20 all-new detailed trail maps within the book.

Best Hikes with Kids in Western Washington the Cascades

Best Hikes with Kids in Western Washington   the Cascades Author Joan Burton
ISBN-10 0898865662
Release 2006
Pages 477
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* Nearly 200 short hikes and outdoor activities for kids and their families* Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance* Includes environmental closeups on the trail to engage kids in the natural world Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. Best Hikes with Kids Western Washington includes these activiites for kids centered around trails that they can do and enjoy. Each outing in thisguidebook highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail. The hikes range in length from 1 to 6 miles round-trip, are rated easy to difficult for children, and feature optional turn-around points for tired feet. This guidebook highlights essential data at a glance, not only by use of the "About the Hike" and "Before You Go" information blocks but also by extensive use of icons in the margins to note type of hike (day hike or backpack trip), difficulty for children, hikeable seasons, and more.

Massachusetts Hiking

Massachusetts   Hiking Author Benjamin B. Ames
ISBN-10 0762707615
Release 2002
Pages 240
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Features more than 50 of the state's best hikes, combining detailed hiking information with a fascinating education on the ecology of the region. This volume features the GPS-quality relief maps introduced to hiking guides by Globe Pequot's Hike America series.