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404 pages (April 2008); 23.2MB downloadMenasha Ridge Press
; ISBN: 978-0897326360
Thanks to conservationists like Charles Elliot, the visionary behind the Blue Hills Reservation, Boston's Emerald Necklace, and the exciting 200-mile arc of the Bay Circuit Trail, hiking opportunities within the Boston area are delightfully vast and diverse.
"60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston" guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton — the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and tradespeople who have walked this historic land since the country's founding.
With so many hiking opportunities in the Boston area, it takes a local expert to sort them out and find the best of the best within roughly an hour’s drive. Boston native Helen Weatherall has got you covered, profiling Boston’s best scenic day hikes. Helen hiked each trail, gathering trail data using state-of-the-art GPS technology. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. If you live in the Boston area and like to hike or want to get out there and see what all of the hype is about, grab a copy of "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston".
Helen Weatherall is a writer whose expeditions have ranged from exploring the salt marshes in Massachusetts to backpacking Canada’s West Coast Trail, to hiking Sri Lanka’s Sinharaja rainforest.