Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide

Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide

by Sandra Glover
     
 
This appealing book is a guide to family-oriented outdoor recreation in Maryland's parks, preserves, and waterways - featuring locations throughout the state chosen for exceptional scenic beauty and interesting natural beauty.

Bryan MacKay provides detailed descriptions of 23 walks, 16 bicycle rides, and 19 canoe trips, all of which are suitable for families with

Overview

This appealing book is a guide to family-oriented outdoor recreation in Maryland's parks, preserves, and waterways - featuring locations throughout the state chosen for exceptional scenic beauty and interesting natural beauty.

Bryan MacKay provides detailed descriptions of 23 walks, 16 bicycle rides, and 19 canoe trips, all of which are suitable for families with children and for people new to these outdoor activities. A lifelong resident of Maryland, MacKay combines in this book his love of outdoor recreation with his knowledge of the places, plants, and animals of Maryland. For each trip, he includes general information on the natural history and ecology of the site, along with a short essays that focuses on a topic of special interest - a particular plant or animal or an important conversation issue. Along with maps and detailed directions for each outing, the book also features pen-and-ink drawings by Sandy Glover of the Irvine Natural Science Center.

Whether it's hiking in Patapsco Valley to search for wild orchids, or cycling through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to see bald eagles, or canoeing the Gunpower Delta to consider the natural history of Chesapeake Bay, MacKay's well-planned adventures - wonderfully described, with practical advice and interesting information from an expert guide - offer perfect introductions to outdoor recreation in the "land of pleasant living."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801850332
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.57(d)

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