Hiking Southern New England Guide Book

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Southern New England  by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag

324pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762722460

The trails of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island weave an intriguing tapestry that invites exploration. Hundreds of trail miles entice hikers to lace up their boots and experience short nature walks and wilderness beach strolls, rugged skyline hikes, or extended backpack trips. This guide explores premier parks, forests, peaks, coastal flatlands, swamps, beaches, and private reserves and santuaries. These great destinations are spiced with tidbits or natural and human history as well as evocative photos. Up-to-date maps, safety tips, and an equipment checklist will help you plan and enjoy your trips.

© Rhonda and Greg Ostertag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Southern New England" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.
... Preview: The southwest corner of Massachusetts on the tri-state border of MA, CT, and NY. In Mount Washington State Forest, this demanding all-day or overnight loop with side spurs travels the South Taconics, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
South Egremont, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This 2,155-mile national scenic trail, journeying from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine, traverses the northwest corner of Connecticut and western Massachusetts, touring forest, fie ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
North Adams, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 138
... Preview: Two miles SW of Boxford. Within the reservation's interlocking trail system, multiple round-trip and loop hike options exist; the selected loop unveils the typical discovery. Carry a map to plot trav ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Boxford, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: Ten miles south of Great Barrington. Three hikes present this outstanding property. Explore cobble, river, meadow, and woods. Special attractions: Cobble outcrops; bird and wildlife watching; nature ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Great Barrington, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Eight miles east of Great Barrington. A comfortable pond loop and challenging, often tricky-to-follow bridle trail loop explore the scenic woodland of this state forest. Special attractions: Benedi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Great Barrington, MA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Twenty miles NE of Vernon. Three pond circuits of varying difficulty introduce this state park, its water, wildlife, and forest. Special attractions: Picturesque ponds with secluded coves, peninsulas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Vernon, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: East of Massachusetts 122 in Uxbridge and Northbridge. Two hikes explore the park, traveling multiple-use trails: The Towpath Hike tours a scenic, mostly natural corridor through the old industrial b ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Uxbridge, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: At this 7,000-acre open space south of Boston proper, some 100 miles of interlocking trails offer visitors a plethora of hike options. The skyline hills prove natural destinations and centerpieces for ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Milton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Located in the eastern outskirts of Groton. This easy multiple-use loop travels closed dirt roads, touring a coastal woodland, sandspit, and bluff. Special attractions: Long Island Sound and bayshore ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Groton, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Managed from the start for wildlife and nature appreciation, the 1906 estate of botanist Oakes Ames and his artist wife, Blanche, offers present-day travelers a fine natural arena to explore. Within i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Sharon, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Five miles north of Hope Valley, RI and 22 miles NE of Norwich, CT. In Rhode Island's Arcadia Management Area, this woodland loop unites several named trails, passing an abandoned observation tower, r ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Hope Valley, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: At this Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) property, outcroppings and rocky topped hills, freshwater lakes, mixed woods, and an interlocking network of trails engage hikers. Located five miles NW ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Saugus, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: In South Natick and Sherborn, three short hikes applaud the site's diversity and tranquillity. Bisit pond, marsh, and river; explore a red maple swamp; and top a glacial-deposit hill. Special attracti ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
South Natick, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Two miles SE of Petersham Center. Three short hikes explore this preserve, traveling along pond, river, and brook, with the brook hike ending at the Indian grinding stones. Special attractions: Swi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Petersham, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: Five miles north of Torrington. The Pond Loop may be toured alone or joined with the Muir Trail for a longer day hike. Special attractions: Attractive pond, diverse forest, mountain laurel and wildfl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Torrington, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: At this tranquil 262-acre retreat along the Housatonic River, hardwood forest, meadow, riparian corridor, pond, field, and swamp woodlands contribute to varied travel and fine wildlife-watching. Two s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Pittsfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Located at the neck of Cape Cod. Parallel bike-and-pedestrian ways travel the canal's north and south shores much of the way between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay. On the north shore, find Bourneda ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Bourne, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Located on Cape Cod. Between the narrow spit of Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and Race Point Beach in Provincetown, to the north, the national seashore unfurls an unrivaled 25-mile-long invitation to ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Truro, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Located on Cape Cod. Ten short nature trails disperse the length of Cape Cod National Seashore. Five lie within easy reach of Eastham / Salt Pond Visitor Center; locate the others to the north at Wel ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Eastham, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Located on Cape Cod. Ten short nature trails (five in Eastham) disperse Cape Cod National Seashore; find the featured trails north of Eastham at Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. Special attracti ... From the guidebook "Hiking Southern New England"
Provincetown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25