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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts (Amc Nature Walks Series) [Paperback]

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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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Item Specifications...

Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN  1929173660  
ISBN13  9781929173662  

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Michael J. Tougias is the author of many true rescue stories, including "A Storm Too Soon," "Overboard!," "Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster at Sea," and "Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do," which ALA named an Editor's Choice and "Booklist" praised "as the best story of peril at sea since "The Perfect Storm."" A frequent lecturer on his work, Tougias lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Casey Sherman is an award winning journalist and bestselling author of six books including "Animal," "A Rose for Mary," "Bad Blood," "Black Irish," and "Black Dragon." He received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence as a member of the CBS Boston news team, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. A featured guest on major television networks and news programs, Sherman has lectured at The National Press Club and the US Coast Guard Command Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Michael Tougias currently resides in Franklin, in the state of Massachusetts. Michael Tougias was born in 1955.

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1Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Hiking & Camping > Walking
2Books > Subjects > Sports > General
3Books > Subjects > Travel > Specialty Travel > Adventure > General
4Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > Regions > Northeast > New England
5Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > States > Massachusetts > Boston
6Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > States > Massachusetts > General

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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.

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