Great hikes plus the natural and human history of each area.
From the rugged summits of the Allegheny Mountains to the gentle shores of Chesapeake Bay, this new edition explores more than 360 miles of pathways with up-to-date information on trail closures, route changes, and new territory. It offers a rich selection of hikes for every degree of physical stamina and for any amount of time you have available, as well as an in-depth exploration of the human and natural history that contributes to the compelling story of the region, noting historic events that occurred nearby and how the landscape itself helped shape those events.
About the Author
Leonard M. Adkinshas walked the length of the Appalachian Trail four times and has logged more than 16,000 miles in backcountry areas of North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. The author of numerous books on hiking and the outdoors, he has been awarded the National Outdoor Book Award and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Adkins lives in Virginia.