AMC's Best Day Hikes in Central Massachusetts: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails, from the Pioneer Valley to the Worcester Hills

AMC's Best Day Hikes in Central Massachusetts: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails, from the Pioneer Valley to the Worcester Hills

by John S. Burk


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628420944
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Series: AMC's Best Day Hikes Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 233,719
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John S. Burk is an outdoor writer, photographer, and historian from central Massachusetts. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books and guides, including AMC’s Massachusetts Trail Guide, New England National Scenic Trail Map and Guide, and Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide. To see more of his work, visit

Table of Contents

Contents Locator Map At-a-Glance Trip Planner Preface Acknowledgments Introduction How to Use This Book Trip Planning and Safety Leave No Trace Franklin County • Monroe State Forest: Spruce Mountain• Mohawk Trail State Forest• Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest• High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary• Bear Swamp Reservation• Two Bridges Trail• Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation• Rocky Mountain: Sachem Head and Poet’s Seat• Mount Toby • Northfield Mountain• Wendell State Forest• Hermit Mountain and Hermit’s Castle• Stratton Mountain• Mount Grace State Forest• Tully Mountain Hampshire and Hampden Counties • Keystone Arches Trail• Chester-Blandford State Forest• Westfield River: East Branch Trail and Chesterfield Gorge• Granville State Forest• William Cullen Bryant Homestead• Daughters of the American Revolution State Forest• Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary• Mount Tom State Reservation• Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge: Fort River Division• Mount Holyoke• Mount Norwottuck, the Horse Caves, and Rattlesnake Knob• Mount Lincoln and Scarborough Brook Conservation Area• Quabbin Reservoir: Quabbin Park• Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary• Peaked Mountain Worcester County • Federated Women’s Club State Forest and Soapstone Hill• Bearsden Conservation Area• Royalston Falls Reservation• Jacobs Hill Reservation• Tully Lake and Doane’s Falls• Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary• Quabbin Reservoir: Dana Common• Mandell Hill Conservation Area• Ware River Watershed• Rock House Reservation• Wachusett Mountain State Reservation• Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary• Leominster State Forest• Mount Watatic• Willard Brook State Forest• Moore State Park• Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary• Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park• Purgatory Chasm State Reservation• Douglas State Forest Nature and History Essays A Hotspot of Botanical Diversity Conserving the Connecticut River A Terrible Trio: The Storms of the Early Twentieth Century When Dinosaurs Roamed New England The Lost Towns of the Quabbin Valley The Return of the Moose Monarch Butterflies and Pollinating Insects: A Conservation Concern Appendix A: Long-Distance Trails Appendix B: Camping

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