AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts

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Available for the first time in vibrant full-color, this indispensable guide has been fully revised and updated to bring you 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston area. Whether you are an avid hiker or are looking for walks near the city, this book is a must-have resource for both day-long adventures and shorter outings. From the famed beaches of Cape Cod to the contemplative stillness of Walden Pond, to new hikes in Bradley Palmer State Park and Massasoit State Park, this new edition adds five brand new hikes to explore the eastern portion of Massachusetts in greater depth.

Best Day Hikes near Boston, 3rd Edition, takes you on hikes in the Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills, the sands of Crane Beach, and the secluded forests of eastern Massachusetts. Both visitors and locals alike will find something to enjoy in this volume offering a variety of trails for all experience levels and interests. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. With GPS coordinates for all trailheads, information on time, distance, and difficulty, as well as enriching essays about the area's natural and social history, this is the one-stop guide to the 60 best day hikes near Boston.

Inside You'll Find:

  • 60 hikes ideal for hikers of all ability levels

  • GPS coordinates to all trailheads

  • Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy planning

  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights

  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail

  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack

  • Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region

ALSO AVAILABLE
Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide by Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-6284-2-024-1
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Western Massachusetts, by René Laubach
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-012-8
Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10th Edition, edited by John S. Burk
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-020-3

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Discover 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston area with this fully updated four-season guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club. Whether you are an outdoors person or visitor looking to explore the trails of the Greater Boston area and Cape Cod, this book is a must-have resource for shorter walks and day-long adventures. This new edition adds ten more hikes for beginner and intermediate hikers.

From the barrier beach on Plum Island, to close-in hikes in the Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills, to quiet walks on the South Shore and Cape Cod, this guide offers a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance chart highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for winter snowshoeing and skiing.

Inside You'll Find:

  • 60 of the best day hikes in greater Boston and Cape Cod for all levels
  • GPS coordinates to all trailheads
  • Locator Map and "At-a-Glance Trip Planner" for easy planning
  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays about the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of eastern Massachusetts

About the Author:

John S. Burk is an outdoor writer, photographer, and historian from central Massachusetts. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books and guides, including AMC's Massachusetts Trail Guide, New England National Scenic Trail Map and Guide, and Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide. He has also contributed to AMC Outdoors, Northern Woodlands, Natural New England, Sanctuary, and other publications. To see more of his work, visit johnburk.zenfolio.com.

Alison O'Leary is a longtime journalist, public speaker, and the author of two books, including Inns and Adventures: A History and Explorer's Guide to New Hampshire, Vermont and the Berkshires. She resides in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Michael Tougias is a New York Times best-selling author and co-author of 25 books. He is best known for his seven nonfiction survival books: So Close to Home, The Finest Hours, Ten Hours Until Dawn, A Storm Too Soon, Overboard, Rescue of the Bounty, and Fatal Forecast. He also wrote several nature books, including Quabbin and the award-winning memoir There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse. His latest inspirational book is Derek's Gift. Tougias lectures on all of his books, as well as on sharing what he has learned about overcoming adversity and decision-making from survivors and rescuers. Learn more at michaeltougias.com.

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