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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston: Including Coastal and Interior Regions, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island [NOOK Book]

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Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and tradespeople who have walked this historic land since the country's founding.With helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests — best hikes for ...
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston: Including Coastal and Interior Regions, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island

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Overview


Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and tradespeople who have walked this historic land since the country's founding.With helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests — best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing or seeing waterfalls, best hikes with historic sites and more — hikers of all skill levels can find their perfect hike. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897328005
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author


Helen Weatherall is a writer whose expeditions have ranged from exploring the salt marshes in Massachusetts to backpacking Canada’s West Coast Trail, to hiking Sri Lanka’s Sinharaja rainforest.
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Table of Contents


Overview Map
Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword     x
About the Author     xi
Preface     xi
Hiking Recommendations     xv
Introduction     1
Within Boston
The Freedom Trail     16
Charles River Loop     22
Back Bay Fens: Isabella's Loop     30
Muddy River Loop     36
Jamaica Pond Loop     42
Arnold Arboretum Tour     47
Seaside Hikes
Crane Beach: Dune Loop     54
Halibut Point: Quarry Loop     60
Plum Island: Hellcat Trail     65
Plum Island: Sandy Point Loop     71
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Hike     77
World's End Tour     82
North of Boston
The Middlesex Fells Reservation West: Skyline Trail     90
Lynn Woods Hike     96
Agassiz Rock Hike     101
Manchester-Essex Woods: Cedar Hill-Pulpit Rock Hike     104
Ravenswood Park Hike     110
Dogtown Commons Hike     116
Great Meadow-Gerrish's Rock Hike     122
Maudslay State Park Hike     126
Ward Reservation Hike     131
Indian Ridge Loop     136
SkugRiver Loop     140
Goldsmith Woodlands Loop     146
Weir Hill Loop     151
Old Town Hill: Marsh and Farm Loop     156
Appleton Farms: Grass Rides Loop     160
Willowdale State Forest: Pine Swamp-Milldam Loop     164
Bald Hill Loop     170
Winnekenni Park: Lake, Forest, and Castle Hike     176
Beaver Brook Hike     182
South of Boston
Blue Hills: Hemenway Hill Loop     190
Blue Hills: Skyline Trail     195
Wilson Mountain Hike     201
Noon Hill Loop (with Charles River extension)     206
Noanet Woodlands Hike     211
Borderland State Park: Pond and Quarry Hike     217
Whitney and Thayer Woods Hike (with Wompatuck State Park)     222
Destruction Brook Hike     228
Copicut Woods: Miller Brook Loop     234
Round Pond Hike     240
Slocum's River Hike     245
West of Boston
Hammond Pond-Houghton Garden Hike     254
Hemlock Gorge Loop     259
Centennial Park Loop     263
Elm Bank Loop     268
Rocky Narrows Loop     272
Ogilvie Woods Hike     277
Cedar Hill to Sawink Farm Loop      282
In Thoreau's Footsteps     288
Foss Farm Hike     294
Great Brook Farm Loop     299
Callahan State Park Hike     306
Memorial Reservation Hike     313
Waters Farm Loop     319
Blackstone River and Canal Hike     325
Purgatory Chasm Hike     331
Mount Pisgah Hike     336
Mount Watatic-Nutting Hill Loop     342
Mount Wachusett Loop     348
Appendixes and Index     355
Recommended Reading     357
Outdoor Shops     358
Conservation Organizations     359
Hiking Clubs     360
Index     363
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