60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston Guide Book

by Helen Weatherall (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Boston  by Helen Weatherall

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ISBN: 9780897326360

Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and tradespeople who have walked this historic land since the country's founding.With helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests — best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing or seeing waterfalls, best hikes with historic sites and more — hikers of all skill levels can find their perfect hike. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.

© 2010 Helen Weatherall/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston" Guide Book
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... Preview: This short, rugged hike tours a hillside made spectacular by the handiwork of the Wisconsin Glacier. Two granite monoliths are the stars of the show, but wildflowers, stream-fed pools and colorful bir ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Manchester, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.77
... Preview: Grass Rides Loop explores the northwestern acres of Appleton Farms, following an old steeplechase course and trails through forested wetlands. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Boston, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: The Arnold Arboretum is an urban oasis where you can take walks among botanicals collected from all over the world. With the plant life in constant flux, every day offers a different spectacle of beau ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Brookline, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Following a route that the renowned art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner herself may have taken, this hike sets out from Garnder's mansion (now the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum)for a tour of the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Brookline, MA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Boxford, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.53
... Preview: Located just over the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border, the Beaver Brook Preserve presents a landscape where beaver abound and loons, or even a wandering moose, wouldn't come as a surprise. Trail su ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Pepperell, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.69
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Upton, MA - Birding,Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.4
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Milton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: Covering 7,000 acres, the Blue Hills Reservation boasts 125 miles of trails over terrain varying from granite-hewn hillsides to placid forest sheltering vernal pools and kettle ponds teeming with live ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Milton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The Pond and Quarry Hike is a great escape from the cheerful throng of visitors to Borderland State Park. The trailhead lies no far from the edge of the parking lot, just beyond the visitor center. Be ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Mansfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.18
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Fayville, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.37
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Westborough, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Wellesley, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.58
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Boston, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.78
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Fall River, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: One this hike-best done barefoot-you will follow lapping waves along the length of one of Massachusetts' most immaculate beaches. Approaching the marshes of Essex and the granite-littered coast of Glo ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Ipswich, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Located upstream from Dartmouth's historic Russell Mills, this hike takes you on a tour of land preserved much as it was in the 1600's when the area was first settled. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston"
Dartmouth, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.07
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Gloucester, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.25
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Wellesley, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.86
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Carlisle, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7