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Nature Walks along the Seacoast (Appalachian Mountain Club Series): Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine

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Explore the coastal preserves, tidal rivers, barrier beaches, and inland islands that make up the coastline from Kennebunk Maine to Newburyport, Massachusetts. Ideal for families and nature lovers of all ages and abilities, these 51 nature walks lead you on rambles through soothing woodlands, strolls around historical lighthouses, walks through urban gardens, and more.
Detailed descriptions of the flora, fauna, and geology of the region, plus highlights of cultural and natural ...
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Overview

Explore the coastal preserves, tidal rivers, barrier beaches, and inland islands that make up the coastline from Kennebunk Maine to Newburyport, Massachusetts. Ideal for families and nature lovers of all ages and abilities, these 51 nature walks lead you on rambles through soothing woodlands, strolls around historical lighthouses, walks through urban gardens, and more.
Detailed descriptions of the flora, fauna, and geology of the region, plus highlights of cultural and natural history, make this a must-have guide for visitors and residents alike.
Inside you'll find: more than 50 scenic walks along the seacoast; trail maps, directions, and photos; trip highlights chart for easy planning; driving and parking directions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929173129
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Series: AMC Nature Walks Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 937,607
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Older and Steve Sherman, authors of Nature Walks in the New Hampshire Lakes Region and Nature Walks in Southern New Hampshire (AMC Books), live in Hancock, New Hampshire.
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Table of Contents

Introduction viii
Trip Highlights Chart xiv
Locator Map xx
Massachusetts
Trip 1 Obervation Tower Trail: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield 1
Trip 2 Rockery Trail: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield 7
Trip 3 Pingree Forest Trail: Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Georgetown 12
Trip 4 Cedar Point Trail: The Crane Reservation at Castle Hill, Ipswich 17
Trip 5 Great House Formal Gardens and Estate Trail: The Crane Reservation at Castle Hill, Ipswich 22
Trip 6 Pines Trail: Parker River N.W.R. at Plum Island, Newburyport 28
Trip 7 Hellcat Freshwater Marsh Trail: Parker River N.W.R. at Plum Island, Newburyport 32
Trip 8 Helicat Dunes Trail: Parker River N.W.R. at Plum Island, Newburyport 37
Trip 9 Eliza Little Walking Trail: Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury 42
Trip 10 Drumlin Trail: Old Town Hill Reservation, Newbury 47
Trip 11 River and Pond Trail: Maudslay State Park, Newburyport 52
Trip 12 Hedge Drive Trail: Maudslay State Park, Newburyport 58
Trip 13 Ocean and River Trail: Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury 63
New Hampshire
Trip 14 Hickory Trail: George Burrows Wildlife Sanctuary, South Hampton 69
Trip 15 Ragged Neck Trail: Rye Harbor State Park, Rye 74
Trip 16 Star Island Shore Trail: Star Island, Isles of Shoals 80
Trip 17 Fuller Gardens Trail: Fuller Gardens, North Hampton 87
Trip 18 Odiorne Point Trail: Odiorne Point State Park, Rye 92
Trip 19 Brooks Trail: Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth 98
Trip 20 River and Bridge Trail: Prescott Park and Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth 104
Trip 21 Oaklands Tunnel Trail: Oaklands Town Forest, Exeter 109
Trip 22 Swamscott River Walk: Swazey Parkway, Exeter 113
Trip 23 Heron Point Trail: Heron Point Sanctuary, Newmarket 118
Trip 24 Sandy Point Identification Trail: Great Bay National Estuarine Reserve, Greenland/Stratham 123
Trip 25 Adams Point Trail: Great Bay National Estuarine Reserve, Durham 129
Trip 26 Chesley Grove Trail: Wagon Hill Farm, Durham 135
Trip 27 Ferry Way Trail: Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington 140
Trip 28 Peverly Pond Trail: Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington 145
Trip 29 Cove and Border Trails: Bellamy River Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Dover 150
Maine
Trip 30 Fort Trail: Fort McClary State Park, Kittery 155
Trip 31 Shoreline Trail: Fort Foster, Kittery Point 161
Trip 32 Wiggly Bridge Trail: Steedman Woods, York 166
Trip 33 Fisherman's Walk: York Harbor, York 171
Trip 34 Nubble Trail and Nubble Light: Sohier Park, Cape Neddick, York 176
Trip 35 Ring and Blueberry Buff Trails: Mount Agamenticus, York 181
Trip 36 River Run Trail and Bridle Path: Vaughan Woods State Park, South Berwick 186
Trip 37 Marginal Way Foot Path: Marginal Way, Ogunquit Marina, Ogunquit 191
Trip 38 Footbridge Beach Trail: Ogunquit River and Beach, Ogunquit 195
Trip 39 Jetty Walk: Wells Harbor, Wells 200
Trip 40 Little River and Barrier Beach Walk: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells 205
Trip 41 Knight Trail: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells 214
Trip 42 Carson Trail: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells 218
Trip 43 Plains Pond Trail: Kennebunk Blueberry Plains, Kennebunk 223
Trip 44 Sand Plains Trail: Kennebunk Blueberry Plains, Kennebunk 227
Trip 45 Mousam River Oxbow Trail: Kennebunk Bridle Path, Kennebunk 231
Trip 46 Mousam River Estuary Trail: Kennebunk Bridle Path, Kennebunkport 235
Trip 47 Parsons Way Trail: Parsons Way, Kennebunkport 239
Trip 48 Kennebunk River Trail: Saint Anthony Franciscan Monastery, Kennebunkport 244
Trip 49 Vaughn Island Trail: Vaughn Island Preserve, Kennebunkport 249
Trip 50 Goose Rocks Beach Walk: Goose Rocks Beach, Cape Porpoise 254
Trip 51 Estuary and Upland Trails: Tyler Brook Preserve, Cape Porpoise 259
Acknowledgments 263
About the Authors 264
About the Appalachian Mountain Club 265
Leave No Trace 266
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Interviews & Essays

The latest addition to AMC's family-oriented Nature Walks series. This guidebook is ideal for nature lovers of all ages-especially families-who are looking for enjoyable outdoor experiences close to home.
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