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Other titles in the Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near series:
Best Hikes Near Boston (Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near)by Steve Mirsky
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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty of the best hikes within an hours drive of Boston—including quiet woods, open spaces, ponds, and coastal landscapes.Whether youre in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from:
• The Freedom Trail
• Plum Island State Park
• Walden Pond
• Minute Man National Historic Park
• Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
• Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
• Lynn Woods
Each hike features full-color photos and a detailed trail map; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (with GPS coordinates); and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. This guide also includes a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike for such attractions as lakes or views and if its suitable for families with kids; Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the areas wildlife.
Featuring 40 of the best hikes in the greater Boston area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of the city.
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Boston author Steve Mirsky details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Boston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
About the Author
Steve Mirsky is an avid outdoorsman who has lived in New England for most of his life. He's hiked New Hampshire's Mount Washington in the winter, portions of the Long Trail in Vermont, and many a bend, overlook, and rock outcropping on trails throughout his home state of Connecticut. Steve has a special fondness for the Boston metropolitan area's diverse terrain and rich historical character.
Steve has over four years' experience as a freelance writer of destination features. He regularly covers food and culture on his blog at gastrotraveling.com and is also a regular contributor for planeteyetraveler.com covering the latest local news, restaurant reviews, and unique cultural offerings in New York City and across the world. Other articles have covered Brooklyn's Boro Park,” the country's largest Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and The International Express,” a diverse conglomeration of neighborhoods in Queens, as well as Long Island's North Fork and the Hamptons.
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