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50 Hikes in Massachusetts, 4th Ed.

A Year-Round Guide to Hikes and Walks from the Top of the Berkshires to the Tip of Cape Cod

Brian White and John Brady

Massachusetts spans a splendid diversity of hiking terrain, and this completely updated 4th edition of 50 Hikes in Massachusetts takes you to the state's most stunning locations. This guidebook introduces miles of terrain to hikers, birders, beachcombers and meanderers of all levels, including gentle walks suitable for the entire family, and rugged outings for experienced hikers. As geologists, Brian White and John Brady add fresh depth with observations on the geology, plant, and animal lore included with each hike. Bartholomew's Cobble may be a brief 3-miler, but its fascinating history spans thousands of years. The Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is a mecca for birders, and the giant boulder maze left by glaciers long ago lend a sense enchantment to the hike. Fields of wildflowers, towering summits, deep forests, windswept beaches, and historical curiosities are among the treasures you'll encounter on these hikes.

In this edition, the authors have included GPS coordinates that locate the trailhead of each hike. An overview chart at the beginning of the book provides information at a glance to help you choose your destination.

Each hike is illustrated with a topographical map and includes complete information on:

  • Trailhead access

  • Mileage

  • Elevation gain and difficulty
  • "Well written…the selection of hikes is broad…excellent."
    —Appalachian Mountain Club


    $16.95 (Can. $22.50)
    0-88150-700-8
    6 x 9, 256 pages (est), Paperback, 50 black & white photographs, 51 maps, Index


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