Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide

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From Assateague to Swallow Falls, from the Susquehanna River Trail to Rock Creek Park, Maryland offers residents and visitors a wealth of recreational opportunities in a remarkable variety of natural settings. Bryan MacKay’sHiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland has been the essential guide to outdoor recreation in the state's parks, preserves, and waterways for more than a decade.

A lifelong resident of Maryland, MacKay combines in this book his love of outdoor activities and his knowledge of the places, plants, and animals of the region. For each of the 23 walks, 16 bicycle rides, and 19 canoe trips, he includes general information on the natural history and ecology of the site and a short essay that focuses on a topic of special interest—a particular plant or animal or an important conservation issue. Along with maps and detailed directions for each outing, the book also features beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by Sandy Glover of the Irvine Natural Science Center.

The second edition provides updated information on the Capital Crescent Trail, North Point State Park (Black Marsh), Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area, and the Susquehanna River Trail, as well as current contact information for all parks and preserves.

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Bryan MacKay is an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of Baltimore Trails: A Guide for Hikers and Mountain Bikers, also published by Johns Hopkins.

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"From Nassawango to Middle Youghiogheny, from Sugarloaf to Soldiers Delight, here is more Maryland than you could embrace in a summer. Mr. MacKay knows the state, and he is particularly good on birds, animals, flowers, fish―and biopollution."

(James H. Bready Baltimore Sun)

"I spend a lot of time exploring the Old Line State and this is one of the finest outdoor-oriented guidebooks to that state I've ever come across... MacKay tells you where to go, what to see and do across the very varied state of Maryland. He has done his homework. Well-written, the book includes excellent maps, line drawings, and numerous sidebars on the wonders of wandering in the state."

(Paul Sullivan Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

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