Adventure New England: An Outdoor Vacation Guide

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This guide contains detailed descriptions of 110 New England trips based on activities rather than destinations. It is organized so that readers can decide where to go based on what they want to do, and is cross-indexed by destination. Activities covered include: canoeing; sailing; skiing; snowshoeing; backpacking; hiking; bicycling; rock climbing; fishing; ice climbing; wildlife watching; and hot air ballooning.

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For some people, New England is bed-and-breakfast land, cradle-of-the-revolution mecca, and antique-shopping paradise. But New England is also a prime destination for the outdoor adventurist. There are ponds and lakes and Atlantic swells, gentle hills, granite ledges, craggy peaks, dense forests, salt marshes, and river valleys full of foliage and wildlife. You can do the usual (hike, bike, canoe, kayak, mountain climb, sail, fly-fish, and camp) or indulge in a little caving or bear-tracking. Whatever activity you opt for, the scenery is hard to beat, and the compact nature of New England makes it easy to get from point A to point B.

The authors, Diane Bair and Pamela Wright, introduce 77 adventures throughout New England. In the "Canoeing" chapter, you'll find a six-day trip down the Allagash, a camp-and-canoe jaunt in Maine's North Woods, wild-water running in New Hampshire, an inn-based canoe ramble along the Winooski River, and a women-only hike-and-paddle in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. There are chapters devoted to kayaking and windjamming, sailing and fishing, hiking and horse packing, mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, gliding, skiing, and hot-air ballooning. Each trip features contact information, details on how to get there, rates, maps, what to bring, the skill level required, plus several pages of narrative describing the authors' experience and giving a real feel for the adventure. And to assist with planning, the authors have also included individual maps that locate all the outdoor adventure options state by state. --Stephanie Gold

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Veteran travelers Bair and Wright have put together a delightful book of outdoor activities that could be enjoyed year-round by individuals or families. Although limited geographically to areas in New England, the activities include the usual (sailing, fishing, and skiing) to the unusual (wilderness exploration, hot-air ballooning, and sky diving), to name a few. Each description includes travel directions, costs, skill levels with appropriate age levels, and equipment needed. At the end of each activity is a list of other sites and books. This guide should be a welcome addition to any public library.?Andrea C. McElrath, St. John's Univ., Staten Island, N.Y.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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