Backroads of New England: Your Guide to New England¿s Most Scenic Backroad Adventures (Pictorial Discovery Guide Series)

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From the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the distinct ridges of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield; from Connecticut’s Quiet Corner to the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire; and from tiny Lubec, Maine, at ""the Beginning of America,"" to the ""Graveyard of the Atlantic"" at Point Judith, Rhode Island, thirty of New England’s most varied and vibrant attractions are presented here, inviting you to explore them. "Backroads of New England"—written and photographed by local ...

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From the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the distinct ridges of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield; from Connecticut’s Quiet Corner to the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire; and from tiny Lubec, Maine, at ""the Beginning of America,"" to the ""Graveyard of the Atlantic"" at Point Judith, Rhode Island, thirty of New England’s most varied and vibrant attractions are presented here, inviting you to explore them. "Backroads of New England"—written and photographed by local experts—takes you on routes that lead to the area’s most secluded and overlooked natural areas and sites that capture New England’s colorful history. Whether you’re planning a day trip, looking for unusual destinations, or simply want to learn more about the locale, "Backroads of New England" will lead you deep into the soul of New England—beyond the bustling cities and common tourist attractions. About the Author/Photographer: Kim Knox Beckius is the author of "The Everything Guide to New England". She has produced about.com’s New England Web site (www.gonewengland.about.com) since 1998. William H. Johnson has been the sole contributor to the "New England Seasons" calendar for the past ten years. His images have been published in textbooks, magazines, greeting cards, and more.

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Gayot.com, Fall 2005 “While this is a book the traveler will return to time and again, it is just as likely to hold an esteemed spot on your coffee table. William H. Johnson’s photography captures New England in its vivid glory.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896586086
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Pictorial Discovery Guide Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1998, Kim Knox Beckius has produced About.com's New England for Visitors web site (http://gonewengland.about.com), taking Internet users on a virtual tour of New England and providing lively, weekly commentary on travel and events and insight into Yankee tradition, history, and ingenuity. Among her previous books are Backroads of New England, The New England Coast, and The Everything Guide to New England, and her writing and photography have been featured on several travel-related Web sites and magazines. She lives in Avon, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I Connecticut: True Colors
Unexpected Connecticut: The Litchfield Hills and the Housatonic River Valley
Between the Devil and the Shallow Blue Sea: The Connecticut River Valley
A Rich Lega-sea: The Southeastern Shore
Cruising the Quiet Corner: Northeast Connecticut's National Scenic Byway
Blues, Pinks, Greens, and Maybe Gold: Connecticut's Hidden Treasure Coast
Part II Rhode Island: Go Your Own Way
Beach-o-diversity: The South County Coast
From a Light to a Light: The Shores of Narragansett Bay
Inside Rhode Island: The Arcadia Management Area
Get to the Point: The Secretive Southeastern Corner
Part III Massachusetts: Larger Than Life
Both Sides of the Berkshires: Bash Bish to Stockbridge
New England's First Scenic Drive: Mount Greylock and the Mohawk Trail
Frozen in Time: Franklin County Contrasts
Where American Seafaring and Fried Clams Were Born: The North Shore
Pilgrimage to Provincetown: The Outer Cape
Part IV Vermont: A Paradox of a Place
Lookout Points and Undercover Bridges: A Structured Drive Through Southern Vermont
A Sensory Patchwork: Classic Windsor County
Vermont For Shore: The Lake Champlain Valley
Rural Route: Foothills and Farmlands of Northern Vermont
A World Apart: The Northeast Kingdom
Part V New Hampshire: Live Free or Die
Elephants, Donkeys, and Moose: The Great North Woods
The Fearless One: The Kancamagus Highway
A Cut Through the Blue: The Lakes Region
Hill Towns That Harbor History: Hillsborough to Peterborough, the Long Way Around
A Compact Coastline: Hampton Beach to New Castle
Part VI Maine: New England "In the Rough"
Lobster and Lighthouses: Maine's Southern Shore
Go for the Gold: Mountains and Lakes of Western Maine
Paradise Preserved: Acadia National Park
First Light Drive: Downeast Maine
Forever Wild: Baxter State Park
Lakes and Logs: Aroostook County
Suggestions for Further Reading
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2004

    this is a great book

    if you like photos of foliage and all that good stuff then u will love this book it shows many great pictures of our 6 great states of new england

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