Item description for AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts (Amc Nature Walks Series) by Michael Tougias...
Discover fifty pockets of wilderness bursting with flora and fauna on scenic trails within an hour of Boston. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston leads explorers to the area's most intersting woodlands, reservations, and nature preserves from the North Shore to Concord and the Lincoln Woods, from the Middlesex Fells to the Blue Hills Reservation, and south to the Cape. This handy guide includes directions, trail maps, photos, and Nature Notes that highlight the natural history of the area, including rare bird species and ancient trees. Each trip description includes a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty, plus an icon indicating whether the trail is also good for snowshoeing or cross-country. The guide features appendices covering winter recreation, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as local rock climbing and other opportunities for outdoor adventure in the region, making this guide an essential four-season reference for locals and visitors alike.
Special features include: >Fifty day hikes for all ability levels, ranging from one to eight miles long >Detailed and accurate trail descriptions >Locator map and "At-A-Glance" highlights chart for easy trip comparison and planning >Hiking and safety tips >Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights >Nature Notes about prominent species and unique natural features of each hike >Photographs of plant and animal life reflecting each trip's hidden wonders
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN 1929173660 ISBN13 9781929173662
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Tougias
Michael Tougias - Author
Illustrator Cooper Kelly grew up in Connecticut and New York City and currently lives in Paris, France. He works in a variety of styles and has illustrated for a wide range of clients in adult and children's publishing. He has illustrated about a dozen titles in the Good Night Books series so far, including the best-selling Good Night Beach and Good Night Dump Truck and the recently published Good Night Pirate Ship.
Michael Tougias currently resides in Franklin, in the state of Massachusetts. Michael Tougias was born in 1955.
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Reviews - What do customers think about AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts (Amc Nature Walks Series)?
Many great hikes Apr 5, 2008
This is one of my favorite hiking guides for the Boston area -- varied hikes, easy maps, mostly accurate. Crane Beach and Halibut Point are two of the prettiest places in New England & shouldn't be missed.
This is a great book by a respected local author. Apr 30, 2007
Great book. The AMC guides are so thorough, but this is thorough and readable. Enjoy New England with this book.