Exploring the Hidden Charles

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Exploring the Hidden Charles

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There is much more to the Charles River than perspiring college kids sculling to the insistent chant of the coxswain. Michael Tougias has been loving and exploring the Charles, all 80 miles of it, for 20 years now, finding secluded towns, coves, marshes, and woodlands of remarkable beauty, and his book is a real gift to the people who live near enough the banks of the Charles to take advantage of Tougias' vast river experience. Touching on its geography, history, and wildlife, Tougias provides a very practical recreation guide to 11 wilderness reservations along the Charles. Each chapter contains convenient, accurate maps and directions; routes for canoes, kayaks, and bicycles; resources for paddlers, hikers, anglers, and picnickers; and accounts of the river and its history from Native American settlements through Revolutionary War days up to modern times. Boston's summers can be hot and intense, but there are lush, bucolic, remote oases that are easily accessible if only you know where to go.

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The Charles River is so much more than the city river that runs through Boston. For most of its meandering 80 miles, it flows through bucolic pastures, lush wooded canopies, towns and villages, coves, and places so secluded you'll feel you're the first to discover them! This thoroughly revised and expanded guide leads outdoors lovers along the shores and down the waters of the Charles River with historical tales and personal anecdotes, plus an easy-to-use recreation guide for each section of the river; canoeing and kayaking, biking, and walking routes; informative maps and directions; resources for paddlers, hikers, bikers, anglers, and picnickers; suggested outings and descriptive photographs; accounts from local experts who describe how the river has changed - from Native American settlement, to the Revolutionary War, to the creation of Back Bay and modern Boston.

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Michael Tougias is the bestselling author of 20 books on New England, including 10 Hours Until Dawn, The Blizzard of '78, Fatal Forecast, The Finest Hours, Good Night Vermont, Quabbin: A History and Explorers Guide, River Days: Exploring the Connecticut River, and There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse. He lives in Franklin, Massachusetts.

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