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Hiking Pennsylvania

Hiking Pennsylvania

by Mike Bleech, Michael Bleech
     
 

Explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on foot! Whether you're looking for a short and simple hike or a longer, more challenging trek, Hiking Pennsylvania will lead you to the right trail.

Author Mike Bleech draws on his experience as an outdoor freelance writer and photographer to show how easy it is to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in scenic areas

Overview

Explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on foot! Whether you're looking for a short and simple hike or a longer, more challenging trek, Hiking Pennsylvania will lead you to the right trail.

Author Mike Bleech draws on his experience as an outdoor freelance writer and photographer to show how easy it is to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in scenic areas in the eastern, central, and western sections of the state. With easy-to-follow park and trail maps, you'll find trails in such scenic spots as Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, French Creek State Park, Allegheny National Forest, Gettysburg, and Erie National Wildlife Refuge. For each park and nature area featured in the book, you'll find

- detailed information on featured trails, including the length and difficulty of each hike;
- easy-to-follow maps of the park and of each featured trail;
- practical information on how to get to the park, park hours, available facilities, permits and rules, and a contact address and phone number;
- a brief description of the park's history and terrain; and
- details on nearby parks and recreational opportunities, including contact phone numbers.

The book guides you through every turn in the trail, pointing out plants, wildlife, and special features you'll see along the way. The convenient trail finder summarizes essential information about each featured trail so you can select an ideal hike.

Whether you're a Pennsylvania resident, live in the surrounding states, or just planning a visit, you'll find there's no better way to discover the state's natural beauty than with Hiking Pennsylvania. So find a trail you like, lace up your hiking boots, and go!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736001663
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/08/2000
Series:
America's Best Day Hiking Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,240,306
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

As an outdoor writer for the past 20 years, Mike Bleech has published more than 1,000 articles in more than 70 magazines and newspapers. He is a columnist for the Warren Times Observer, field editor for Pennsylvania Outdoor Times, and a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Angler and Boater magazine.

An award-winning photographer, Bleech is also an active conservationist as a member of the board of directors for Northern Allegheny Conservation Association and a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Bleech is also a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and of the Pennsylvania and the New York Outdoor Writers Association's. He has hiked extensively throughout the world including 45 states in the U.S., four Canadian provinces, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. He lives with his wife in Warren, Pennsylvania.

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