AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston Guide Book

by Michael Tougias (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
AMCand39;s Best Day Hikes Near Boston  by Michael Tougias

288pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1934028479

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.

© 2006 Michael Tougias/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 59.
... Preview: Paved roads and footpaths pass botanical collections and lead to scenic hilltops with long views to Boston and the Blue Hills. Renowned for its beautifully landscaped grounds and historical botanical ... From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Brookline, MA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Sprawled over three towns in central Essex County, Bald Hill covers 1,700 acres of forested hills and low-lying swamps protected as conservation land. Enjoy a stroll to a hilltop overlook and explore ... From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Boxford, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: This 2.8-mile loop meanders through the Great Blue Hill section of the reservation. It follows the cols between the hills, never ascending to any of the summits. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Milton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This easy, 1-mile pond loop is a popular walk for families with small children. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Milton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A hike to the observation tower takes you through a variety of woodland terrain and affords an outstanding view at the top. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Dedham, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A short hike to a quaking bog via Maple Avenue gives you a chance to see diverse and rare plant species, while the pond loop trail of fers the option of a longer outing. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Canton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trail is the longest in the Blue Hills, extending from Fowl Meadow in Canton east to Shea Rink on Willard Street in Quincy. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Milton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Borderland was opened as a state park in 1971. Prior to that, it served as the country estate to the Ames family, who named it Borderland because it is on the border of Sharon and Easton. The family c ... From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Mansfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Once a landfill, Spectacle Island offers amazing views of Boston and the coast from the highest point in Boston Harbor. The main ferry departure points are Long Wharf in Boston and the Hingham Shipyar ... From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Winthrop, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This walk leads to a variety of features, including the Saugus River and its associated wetlands, an outcropping, rocky hills, and ponds. For history buffs, the place to go is the Old Stone Church, lo ... From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Saugus, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Broadmoor is a sanctuary rich in both wildlife and history. Walk by the remains of a grist mill that the American Indians allowed to be owned and operated in the area. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Natick, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Camp Titicut Reservation is a small but scenic conservation area situated along the banks of the Taunton River. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Bridgewater, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The attractions here include an old farm site in a kettle hole, panoramic overlooks, and the Pilgrim Spring historic site. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
North Truro, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Set on 195 acres with ponds, fields, streams, a small bog area, and boulder-strewn woodlands, Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Pawtucket, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The easy trails at Coolidge Reservation lead to an overlook, pond, and beach; open Friday to Monday, the historic Great Lawn offers more magnificent views. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Manchester, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Five miles of trails wind through more than 1,200 acres of whitesand beach and dunes along both sides of Castle Neck. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Ipswich, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The diverse habitats of this compact reservation include large, open meadows and a rocky ocean beach where seals gather in winter. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Plymouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A number of rocky ridges, swamps, and secluded ponds provide hikers with diverse scenery. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Mansfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This varied hike offers scenic views from open meadows and explores the heart of a large red maple swamp. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Eastham, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The attractions of this expansive preserve include good vistas, trout fishing in Rattlesnake Brook, and cross-country skiing. From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston"
Assonet, MA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 0.5