Weekend Walks along the New England Coast: Exploring the Coast from Connecticut to Maine

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A guide to more than 40 walks and hikes along the New England coast.
No matter where you live in coastal New England, attractive walking routes await. Wind-shaped dunes, tidal estuaries, dramatic mountains, old saltwater farmsall are within a few hours' drive. Even near the urban centers, foot travelers can enjoy wildlife preserves and parks. In Weekend Walks Along the New England Coast John Gibson presents ...

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Overview

A guide to more than 40 walks and hikes along the New England coast.
No matter where you live in coastal New England, attractive walking routes await. Wind-shaped dunes, tidal estuaries, dramatic mountains, old saltwater farmsall are within a few hours' drive. Even near the urban centers, foot travelers can enjoy wildlife preserves and parks. In Weekend Walks Along the New England Coast John Gibson presents his selection of the best foot trails in New England's coastal region. Walks include:
Devil's Den Preserve in Weston, Connecticut
Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingston, Rhode Island
Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts
Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine
Well illustrated with 44 maps and 35 b/w photographs, this guidebook invites you to rediscover the world beyond the pavement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881505689
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Weekend Walks Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,402,444
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer and outdoorsman John Gibson has been hiking the hills of Maine and northern New England for more than forty years. He is the author of 50 Hikes in Coastal & Inland Maine, Weekend Walks Along the New England Coast, Walking the Maine Coast, Maine's Most Scenic Roads, and Go Light. He lives in Hallowell, Maine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
I. Connecticut
1 Lucius Pond Ordway Preserve (Devil's Den), Weston 21
2 Milford Point Sanctuary, Milford 25
3 Westwoods Preserve, Guilford 29
4 Bluff Head, North Guilford 34
5 Bluff Point State Park, Groton 38
6 Barn Island Wildlife Area, Stonington 42
II. Rhode Island
7 Napatree Point, Watch Hill 49
8 Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown 54
9 Burlingame State Park, Charlestown 59
10 Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, South Kingstown 64
11 Great Swamp Management Area, West Kingston 69
12 Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown 74
13 Ruecker Wildlife Refuge, Tiverton 79
III. Massachusetts
14 Lowell Holly Reservation, Mashpee 87
15 Nickerson State Park, Cliff Pond Trail, Brewster 91
16 Cape Cod National Seashore, Fort Hill Trail, Eastham 96
17 Cape Cod National Seashore, Nauset Marsh Trail, Eastham 102
18 Cape Cod National Seashore, The Provincelands, Provincetown 107
19 Albert Norris Reservation, Norwell 113
20 World's End Reservation, Hingham 118
21 Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield 124
22 Old Town Hill, Newbury 130
23 Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport 135
24 Bar Head, Plum Island State Reservation, Newburyport 141
IV. New Hampshire
25 Odiorne Point State Park, Rye 149
26 Fort Constitution and Great Island Common, Newcastle 156
V. Maine
27 Mount Agamenticus, York 163
28 Long Island, Casco Bay, Portland 169
29 Fore River Sanctuary, Portland 175
30 Gilsland Farm Sanctuary, Falmouth 180
31 Mast Landing Sanctuary, Freeport 185
32 Wolf Neck Woods State Park, Freeport 191
33 Josephine Newman Sanctuary, Georgetown 197
34 Montsweag Preserve, Woolwich 204
35 Fernald's Neck, Camden 210
36 Mount Megunticook, Camden 215
37 Crockett Cove Woods, Stonington 220
38 Blagden Preserve, Indian Point, Mount Desert Island 225
39 Eagle Cliffs and Saint Sauveur Mountain, Mount Desert Island 230
40 Dorr Mountain and Cadillac Mountain, Mount Desert Island 235
41 Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Mount Desert Island 241
42 Schoodic Head, Winter Harbor 246
43 Petit Manan Point, Steuben 251
44 West Quoddy Head, Lubec 256
Index 261
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