Nature Walks along the Seacoast Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine  by Julia Older & Steve Sherman

Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine Guide Book

by Julia Older & Steve Sherman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Nature Walks along the Seacoast Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine  by Julia Older & Steve Sherman
Explore the coastal preserves, tidal rivers, barrier beaches, and inland islands that make up the magnificent coastline from Kennebunk, Maine, to Newburyport, Mass. Ideal for families and nature lovers of all ages and abilities, these 51 nature walks lead you on rambles through soothing woodlands, strolls around lighthouses, walks through urban gardens, and more. Detailed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the region, plus highlights of cultural and natural history, make this a must-have guide for visitors and residents alike. Each walk's description includes: trail map, directions, and photos; estimates of distance, walking time, and level of difficulty; and driving and parking instructions.

© 2003 Julia Older and Steve Sherman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 51.

An extensive shoreline stretch along a scenic promontory of the Great Bay tidal basin. This inspiring walk skirts the edge of a section of Great Bay that has a 50-mile hidden tidal coastline. Much awa ...
Durham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
A winding passage through roomy forest to the sparkling saltwater marshes of Sagamore Creek. John Elwyn Stone’s estate provides technical guidance on the care of urban trees and shrubs, helping town c ...
Portsmouth, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A well-designed, wide footpath through prime edge tidal habitats at the confluence of Little River, Branch Brook, and Merriland River. The ten Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge areas in Maine ext ...
Wells, ME - Walking - Trail Length: 1
Wide-open views along a ridge road down to an extensive salt marsh at the mouth of Ipswich River and over white sand dunes to the Atlantic Ocean. The first half of this walk gives you an overview of a ...
Ipswich, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Rolling meadows and woodlands with shoreline views of Little Bay and Oyster River. Wagon Hill Farm has been long identified by the old wooden buckboard wagon on a hilltop silhouetted against the sky—t ...
Durham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
A bank of tidal land along the mouth of Bellamy River and a cove of Little Bay that combines intriguing examples of saltwater and freshwater ecosystems. This wildlife sanctuary at the mouth of the Bel ...
Dover, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Expansive distant views of the Parker River estuary from a 168-foot-high glacial drumlin used for three centuries as a coastal landmark. Old Town Hill is one of several noncontiguous sites making up t ...
Newbury, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
A pastoral walk across old farmland from a seventeenth-century farmhouse to the Merrimack estuary. The Eliza Little Walking Trail is part of the 170-mile Bay Circuit Walking Trail, which makes a half ...
Newbury , MA - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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A combination of quiet, sparse upland forest wetlands near the Tyler Brook drainage into the Atlantic Ocean. We learned about these trails from a local resident who referred to them as a “well-maintai ...
Cape Porpoise, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
A refuge large enough to attract bald eagles, ospreys, ravens, and herons, supporting a variety of woods and meadows. The sights and sounds here are plentiful and varied. The route passes through wo ...
Newington, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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An in-town walk along a busy working harbor with fishing boats, piers, and delightfully landscaped residential gardens. The land for Fisherman’s Walk was donated by private citizens, and indeed it is ...
York, ME - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
A walkers’ wooden bridge across sand dunes to the ocean beach and back along the Ogunquit River tidal flats. Walking Ogunquit Beach is like walking into an abstract painting with long horizon lines. ...
Ogunquit, ME - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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Unique views of the mouth of the Piscataqua River, Whaleback Light, the U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse, and the Isles of Shoals. This small, important historical site provided coastal defense during the ...
Kittery, ME - Walking - Trail Length: 0.3
Expertly cultivated flower gardens with antique roses, a Japanese garden koi pond, and a greenhouse conservatory of exotic tropical plants. Fuller Garden was originally a cut flower garden for Viola a ...
North Hampton, NH - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
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A wide, pristine, fine-sand crescent beach overlooking nearby rocky islands, Batson’s River, and the Smith Brook estuary. The meeting of river and ocean waters in this estuary behind the beach carries ...
Cape Porpoise, ME - Walking - Trail Length: 1
Turn-of-the-twentieth-century Italianate formal gardens of the Great House on Castle Hill. Castle Hill, Crane Wildlife Refuge, and Crane Beach comprise the 2,100-acre Crane Estate, now owned and manag ...
Ipswich, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A manicured nineteenth-century estate with raised-bed gardens, frontage on the Merrimack River, hedgerows, and arbors. The two Maudsley State Park walks in this book are clockwise loops around various ...
Newburyport, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
This boardwalk trail explores barrier island dunes in all stages, from secondary sand dunes sheltering shrubs and pines to primary (oceanfront) dunes with low-growing plant life. The Hellcat Dunes T ...
Newburyport, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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A boardwalk loop through a beach plum orchard and freshwater marsh on the Parker River, alive with migrating birds and waterfowl. Plum Island Sound is fed by four rivers, including the Parker River an ...
Newburyport, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
A forested shoreline with a striking view of abandoned mill buildings, a waterfall, and a dam on the Lamprey River. Right away the Lamprey River, a major river that flows over falls through Newmarket ...
Newmarket, NH - Walking - Trail Length: 0.7
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