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Best Easy Day Hikes Berkshires

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Best Easy Day Hikes Berkshires includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills Explorer s 50 Hikes

Author : Lauren R. Stevens
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Hikes and walks all around Western Massachusetts Often compared to the English Lake District, the Berkshires abound with country lanes, scenic vistas, and forest trails for hikers and strollers of all abilities. Lauren R. Stevens has written about the Berkshires for more than 30 years, and 50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills collects some of the best day hikes, overnights, and scenic walks into a compact and accessible guide. Hikes range from flat rambles through some of the region's most famous villages to the area's longest hikes along the Appalachian and Mohawk Trails. Featuring full-color photographs, maps, and elevation profiles, this is the only guide you'll need to enjoy one of New England's most beautiful regions.

Hiking the Berkshires

Author : Johnny Molloy
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Hiking the Berkshires is your guide to enjoying all of the fresh air, gorgeous foliage, stunning views, and welcoming hikes that the Berkshires have to offer. From families looking for mild walks and day hikes to more adventurous hikers looking for a strenuous summit experience up Mount Greylock or Saddle Ball Mountain, author Johnny Molloy has a hike for everyone. Look inside to find detailed maps, color trail photos, information on local outfitters, lodgings and restaurants, as well as details on important access roads and parking areas.Wherever you want to hike in Berkshire County, this guide will point you in the right direction on your adventure.

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

Author : John S. Burk
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Discover 50 of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts--home to the state's section of the Appalachian Trail, as well as a bounty of equally glorious, under-the-radar routes--all doable in a day or less. Ideal for hikers of all skill levels, from families and nature lovers to advanced backpackers, this fully revised and updated third edition features hikes stretching from Mount Greylock south to Bash Bish Falls and includes ten entirely new trips. An at-a-glance planner helps you select the hike that's right for you, and every hike description includes thorough turn-by-turn directions, a route map, and vital statistics (level of difficulty; parking locations; estimated time, distance, and difficulty). You'll find some of the state's most inspiring vistas, background on the plentiful flora and fauna, and recommendations for the best choices for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Whether you're a local or a visitor looking for a short walk or a daylong adventure, this title from the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Northeast's most trusted resource for outdoor information, is your quintessential, four-season reference for hiking the beautiful Berkshires.Inside You'll Find:* 50 recommended hikes for all ability levels and seasons* Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy trip selection* GPS coordinates for every trailhead* Detailed route map for every trip, showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights* Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each hike* Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack* Essays on the nature and history of the region

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

Author : Rene Laubach
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The Berkshire region of Massachusetts is the focus of a year-round guide to the fifty of the best trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, featuring trips for families, hikers, and nature enthusiasts. Original.

Hikes Walks in the Berkshire Hills

Author : Lauren R. Stevens
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Whether your taste runs to an easy stroll or a trek to a high peak, anyone can discover the beautiful Berkshire Hills using this detailed, well-organized guide. For almost fifteen years, Hikes & Walks in the Berkshire Hills has been the authority for those seeking to enjoy the Berkshires on foot. Often compared to the English Lake District, the Berkshires abound with country lanes, scenic vistas, and forest trails for hikers and strollers of all abilities. A region famed not only for natural beauty but also for culture, the Berkshires also offer theater, music, museums, historic homes, and scores of country inns, B&Bs, and restaurants. This newly revised and updated edition includes 12 new hikes and walks to discover in addition to: 56 hikes or walks, with variations 38 maps, with illustrated landmarks and USGS topographic relief Colorful background on 21 Berkshire towns Commentary on Berkshire natural history, local history, and flora and fauna Also included are guided walks for people with disabilities; a special section about the area's long hikes and trails, such as the Appalachian and Mohawk Trails; a detailed appendix for where to find boots, books, maps, and packs; and a bibliography for those who wish to learn more about this fascinating region. 15 black & white photos and 37 maps.

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

Author : John S. Burk
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"A four-season guide to 50 of the best day hikes in the Berkshire Mountain region of Massachusetts"--

Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

Author : Charles W. G. Smith
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This essential new guidebook details more than 40 of the best hikes, mountain-bike trails, and paddles in this magnificent corner of New England.

Explorer s Guide Berkshire A Great Destination Eighth Edition

Author : Lauren R. Stevens
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A fully-updated eighth edition to the guidebook that launched the Great Destinations series. A rich cultural landscape has grown from the natural splendor of the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, making it a favorite place for travelers of all types. This all-new edition of the original guide to the Berkshires includes information on history, transportation, accommodations, dining, arts, spa retreats, outdoor recreation, and shopping. It covers every corner of the Berkshires, from Great Barrington and Sheffield in the South to the northern towns of Williamstown and North Adamshome of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Stay at the legendary Red Lion Inn and enjoy an evening of classical music at Tanglewood. Spend a night at a reasonably-priced B&B after a day of hiking the trails of Mt. Greylock. Experience a weekend retreat at the world-famous Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. With helpful maps and lodging and dining indexes to aid you, you won't find a more complete guide to the Berkshires.

Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires

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The Berkshires of Massachusetts have long been known as a winter sports paradise. Forty-four ski areas arose from the 1930s to the 1970s. The Thunderbolt Ski Trail put the Berkshires on the map for challenging terrain. Major ski resorts like Brodie Mountain sparked the popularity of night skiing with lighted trails. All-inclusive resorts--like Oak n' Spruce, Eastover and Jug End--brought thousands of new skiers into the sport between the 1940s and 1970s. Over the years, many of these ski areas faded away and are nearly forgotten. Jeremy Davis of the New England/Northeast Lost Ski Areas Project brings these lost locations back to life, chronicling their rich histories and contributions to the ski industry.

A Guide to Car Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Author : James C. Duffus
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This easy-to-use guide will help you discover, by car, 74 access points to the Appalachian Trail, the longest linear park in the world. You will find where it crosses major rivers and the Interstate Highway System. You will be able to drive to significant sites such as the north and south terminals of the Appalachian Trail; historical areas near the Appalachian Trail such as Civil War battlefields; areas of natural interest; the high, low, and mid-points on the Appalachian Trail; the Maine/Canada border crossing of the developing International Extension of the Appalachian Trail as well as many other places of interest. Each site lists tourist information sources (phone numbers and/or websites) and where appropriate short hikes are described. The guide is also intended to help parents introduce their children to some modest hiking and to encourage active people of all ages who love nature and the outdoors to sample parts of the Appalachian Trail—a portion at a time—perhaps as a life-time achievement. The guide will enable anyone to find and follow the trail by car, thereby reawakening them to some of the magnificent wealth of their natural heritage.

Berkshire and Taconic Trails

Author : Edward G. Henry
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Illustrated hiking guide to the trails of Massachusetts' Berkshire Hills and the Taconic Mountains of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont & Connecticut, with a conservation professional trained in forest ecology, wildlife biology, botany, meteorology, and geology. Includes maps, photos, and GPS coordinates.

Insiders Guide to Massachusetts

Author : Maria Olia
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Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Bay State. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state.

Hiking through History New England

Author : Johnny Molloy
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Whether you're a curious tourist or a local history buff, this guide contains all the tools you'll need to explore New England's history on your hikes. Each of the 40 featured hikes comes with helpful maps and directions, as well as a carefully researched impression of the trail, and a comprehensive guide to the area's natural and human history.

Cool Mom on the Hot Seat

Author : Virginia Traver
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An entertaining account of raising a family today.

Doggin the Berkshires

Author : Doug Gelbert
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Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dog's lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready for a new place to take a hike? This new book seeks to help you flush out those great hiking spots for your dog. DOGGIN' THE BERKSHIRES: THE 33 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS explores the state's best trails with your best friend in mind. While walking the dog, author Doug Gelbert also brings along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. The Berkshire Hills can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive you can be scaling mountains that leave your dog panting, exploring impossibly green glens that will set tails to wagging or circling lakes for miles where swim-loving dogs never sight of the water. Also included are 10 Cool Things to See On The Trail With Your Dog...outfitting your dog for a hike...low impact hiking with your dog...dog-friendly campgrounds...and much more. DOGGIN' THE BERKSHIRES: THE 33 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS is whimsically illustrated with original drawings by award-winning artist Andrew Chesworth. All parks are indexed. What makes a great place to take your dog hiking? Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy dirt are alot more appealing than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. Our guides focus on the parks that are good choices to take your dog. We'll tellyou the ones dog owners needn't bother with and feature the places that welcome your dog. For dog-friendly parks we describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.

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Fodor s New England

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Best Hikes with Dogs Boston Beyond

Author : Jenna Ringelheim
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CLICK HERE to download a free hike from Best Hikes with Dogs Boston & Beyond * Guidebook includes a great mix of interesting urban and rural trails * All trails guaranteed to be dog-friendly and dog-fun! * Extensive info on canine hikers and their special needs Explore the classic beauty of the Massachusett's wild areas with your dog! Whether you're in bustling Boston, the peaceful Berkshires, or out for a beach walk on the Cape, you and your dog buddy will have a blast on the trail. Areas covered in Best Hikes with Dogs Boston and Beyond include Dogtown Commons, Estabrook Woods, Callahan State Park, Blue Hills Reservation, Mount Watatic, island beaches,and much more. This guidebook offers tips on trail etiquette, hiking with dogs and their special needs, minimizing negative impacts, what to do when you meet other hikers, dealing with wildlife encounters, and unique skills for preparing your dog for trails on the Massachusetts mainland and island terrain.

Day Hiking New England

Author : Jeff Romano
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*CLICK HERE to download sample hikes from Day Hiking New England* •*Provides difficulty ratings, hike distances, GPS coordinates, elevation gains, permitting information, and more •*115 routes—including many loops •*Doesn’t overlap with the author’s 100 Classics Hikes: New England—together the two guides capture more than 200 unique hiking routes! The hikes described in this guidebook showcase the breadth and diversity of New England’s picturesque landscapes: from the sand dunes of Cape Cod to the lofty summits of the White Mountains, from the sweeping ridges of the Berkshires to Maine’s rocky coastline, from the traprock cliffs of the Connecticut River Valley to the lush forests of Vermont. Taking advantage of the patchwork of conserved lands protected over the past century, the book showcases the region’s premier hiking destinations that include national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; state parks, public lands, and wildlife management areas; and land trust preserves. Jeff has detailed a range of trails, from a nearby hike you can knock out before dinner, to one promising more challenge and big rewards in terms of views and solitude. This new guide covers the best day hiking trails in six states, including short jaunts on the Appalachian Trail, the lush hills and coast of Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Long Trail in Vermont, the Massachusetts coast, the Berkshires and forests of Connecticut, and the preserves of Rhode Island. **Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. Since launching this program, we’ve contributed more than $14,000 toward improving trails. For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington’s Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.