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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston
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You've passed the Trustees of Reservations signs in Hamilton and Hingham, the MassAudubon markers, the state parks. Actually plan to visit, and stop by the wonderful day hikes that are right in your backyard! Whether you're in Boston or Beverly, this easy-to-use guide will inspire you to grab a backpack, friend, and nature guide and set out on the next sunny day. Each entry features bullet-points on the location, trail difficulty levels, distance in miles, estimated time, and other activities in the area. Detailed directions to the site, trail descriptions, maps, nature notes, safety notes, and other information is provided in a rich description that's as educational as it is informative. Crane Beach, Ispwich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Halibut Point, Middlesex Fells, Blue Hills, Walden Pond, and other hikes included. 50 hikes profiled; 210 indexed pages, softcover.
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
Michael Tougias, an expert on the wild places in Massachusetts, has authored many books about New England, including New England Wild Places, Autumn Trails, Quiet Places of Massachusetts, and Until I Have No Country: A Novel of King Philip's War.
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