AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by Susan CharkesAMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by Susan Charkes

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern…

bySusan Charkes

Paperback | March 16, 2010

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AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Take a walk through historic Valley Forge, discover the beautiful French Creek State Park, see the Pinnacle's spectacular views, and visit New Jersey's famed Pine Barrens. Each trip includes useful information such as a detailed map showing parking areas and natural highlights, and a summary of trip characteristics. Several hikes are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail. You'll even find tips on the area's best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, along with essays on the region's flora and fauna.
Susan Charkes lives in southeast Pennsylvania, and is a hike leader with AMC's Delaware Valley Chapter and a trail maintainer with AMC-DV and Batona Hiking Club of Philadelphia. She writes frequently on nature, environment and the outdoors, including the "Nature's Way" and "Nature of Bucks" columns for the Bucks County Herald. She work...
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Title:AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:Appalachian Mountain Club BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents (Tentative) Southeast Pennsylvania and Delaware 1. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum 2. Wissahickon Gorge 3. Schuylkill River Trail (Kelly Drive/West River Drive Loop) 4. Delaware Canal State Park (Towpath) and D&R Canal/Bulls Island5. Ralph Stover State Park/Tohickon Valley County Park6. Nockamixon State Park 7. Peace Valley Nature Center8. Green Lane Reservoir Park 9. Valley Forge National Historical Park; Mt Misery - Mt Joy 10. Valley Forge NHP: Betzwood Trail 11. Pennypack Ecological RestorationTrust12. Green Ribbon Trail 13. Ridley Creek State Park14. Lums Pond State Park15. Iron Hill16. White Clay Creek State Park 17. Alpocas Run 18. Marsh Creek Park OR Streubel Trail19. Neversink Mountain Preserve (Berks County Conservancy)20. French Creek State Park 21. Birdsboro Water Authority Lands - Haycreek Watershed 22. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and The Pinnacle (loop hike, includes AT)23. Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center24. Tom Lowe Trail/Sand Spring25. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (Gameland #46)26. Money Rocks Park (county park) 27. Kelly's Run or Conestoga Trail 28. Lebanon Valley Rail Trail 29. Mason-Dixon Trail: Holtwood Preserve Lehigh Valley 30. Mariton Preserve (Bucks County border)31. Louise W. Moore Park (county park) 32. Lehigh Parkway33. Martins Creek (PPL preserve)34. Jacobsburg State Park35. AT: Lehigh Gap -Little Gap36. AT: Little Gap - Wind Gap37. South Mountain Preserve (Wildlands Conservancy) 38. Trexler Memorial Park 39. AT: Rte 309-Lehigh Gap (includes Bake Oven Knob)40. Hickory Run State Park41. Lehigh Gorge/Glen Onoko Falls (also in Luzerne County) Central and South Jersey 42. Ted Stiles Preserve (Baldpate Mtn) 43. Batona Trail Carranza-Applepie Hill (Pine Barrens) 44. Musconetcong Gorge45. Milford Bluffs46. Mullica River Trail, Wharton State Forest (Pine Barrens)47. Cape May 48. Parvin State Park49. Hamilton-Trenton Marsh 50. Rancocas State Park Essays1. Spring ephemerals (wildflowers)2. Lichens3. The Oak4. Pine Barrens cedar rivers5. Highlands Conservation Act6. Critical Treasures7. Forest regeneration and deer8. Delaware River9. Hawk migration10. The Wood Thrush11. Diabase12. Wolf spiders13. Indicator plants and trees14. Roots and berries (edible plants)15. Forest butterflies 16. Wood frogs, peepers, vernal pools17. Meadows (grasslands) and scrub-shrub: disappearing habitat Appendix ACritical Treasures Appendix BRecommended Reading Appendix CResources