Amc's Best Day Hikes In The Berkshires: Four-season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Western Massachusetts by Rene LaubachAmc's Best Day Hikes In The Berkshires: Four-season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Western Massachusetts by Rene Laubach

Amc's Best Day Hikes In The Berkshires: Four-season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Western…

byRene Laubach

Paperback | May 30, 2015

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Discover 50 of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires, home of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, this fully revised and updated guide will lead you through the region's scenic natural areas, past historic landmarks, and up to some of the state's best vistas. The hikes stretch from Mount Greylock south to Bash Bish Falls and include ten entirely new routes. Each description includes a map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty. Author, birder, and wildlife biologist René Laubach also recommends the best trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and regularly notes the area's plentiful flora and fauna. Whether you're a resident or a visitor looking for a short walk or a daylong adventure, this is your essential four-season reference for the Berkshires.
René Laubach retired in 2014 from Mass Audubon's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, which he directed for nearly 30 years. He is also co-author of AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut, 2e, has written seven books on natural history, and has written for AMC Outdoors, Audubon, Sanctuary, and many other publications. He and his wife, Christyn...
Title:Amc's Best Day Hikes In The Berkshires: Four-season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Western…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.89 × 6.06 × 0.71 inPublished:May 30, 2015Publisher:Appalachian Mountain Club BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:162842012X

ISBN - 13:9781628420128


Table of Contents

CONTENTS Locator Map At-a-Glance Trip Planner Acknowledgments Introduction How to Use This Book Trip Planning and Safety Leave No Trace Section 1: Maryland 1. Patuxent River State Park 2. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary 3. Calvert Cliffs State Park 4. Cedarville State Forest 5. American Chestnut Lands Trust 6. Seneca Creek State Park-Clopper Lake 7. McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area 8. Watkins Regional Park (Wetland Trail and Old Maryland Farm Path) 9. Cosca Regional Park (Lake Trail) 10. Patuxent Research Refuge (South Tract: Loop, Goose Pond, and Cash Lake Trails) 11. Piscataway National Park-Accokeek Foundation 12. Greenbelt Park 13. Lake Artemesia and the Northeast Branch Trail14. Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park 15. Antietam National Battlefield 16. Sugarloaf Mountain 17. Black Hill Regional Park 18. Matthew Henson Trail 19. Capital Crescent Trail (Elm Street Park, Bethesda to Aqueduct Arch, Georgetown) 20. Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls 21. Woodstock Equestrian Park (Straight Shot Trail and Field's Edge Loop) 22. Little Bennett Regional Park 23. Patapsco Valley State Park 24. Greenwell State Park Section 2: Washington, D.C. 25. Theodore Roosevelt Island and Potomac Heritage Trail 26. Potomac River: Georgetown to Lincoln Memorial 27. National Arboretum 28. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 29. Rock Creek Park 30. Around Georgetown 31. East Potomac Park and Hains Point 32. The National Mall Section 3: Virginia 33. Prince William Forest Park 34. Sky Meadows State Park 35. Mason Neck State Park 36. Leesylvania State Park 37. Bull Run Mountains Natural Area 38. G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area 39. Riverbend Park and Great Falls Park 40. Huntley Meadows Park 41. Fraser Preserve (Blue Trail) 42. Wildcat Mountain Natural Area 43. Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Cross Country Trail 44. Bull Run (Occoquan Trail) 45. Scotts Run Nature Preserve 46. Mount Vernon Trail-Fort Hunt Park to Mount Vernon 47. Old Rag 48. Harpers Ferry to Maryland Heights 49. Manassas National Battlefield Park 50. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Nature and History Essays An American Success Story: Saving the Bald Eagle A Story to Tell: The Piscataway People As Well As Any Man: Matthew Henson and the Race to the North Pole Centuries of Perseverance: The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Peace and Long Life: Spirit within a Tree Washington's Sakura-and Those Who've Loved Them What's in a Name: Mr. Smithson's Legacy Under Cover: Spies in the Parks Far Away in Time: The Geology of Great Falls Beavers at Work Roosevelt's Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps John Brown and the Assault on Harpers Ferry "Firsts" of the First Battle of Manassas Appendix Further Reading Index About the Authors Appalachian Mountain Club The AMC Washington, D.C. Chapter AMC Books Updates