Hiking through History New England Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Hiking through History New England  by Johnny Molloy

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1493001469

Imagine hiking along a wooded trail in New England and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building, the wooden slats of the walls caved in, the ironwork of the hinges still dangling on the burned out door. This discovery piques your interest—what is this? What’s its significance? How can you find out? Enter Hiking through History New England: Exploring the Region’s Past by Trail. The hiking guidebook, which profiles forty hikes (all trails, of varying degrees of difficulty), goes beyond simply stating miles and directions and GPS coordinates for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot.

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Trails from the "Hiking through History New England" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This hike explores the primary estate and contiguous natural lands and waters of an early twentieth-century New England “power couple,” Oakes and Blanche Ames. You can first visit their fireproof gran ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Upton, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This world-recognized footpath travels cliffs straddling the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the impressive mansions of Newport on the other. Recognized as New England’s first national recreation trail ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Pawtucket, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This hike explores a former coastal granite quarry operation at a superlatively scenic preserve on the Massachusetts coast. Walk to a converted World War II observation tower, affording incredible vie ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Mansfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Walking through Bulls Bridge covered bridge trail, look for the short loop path leading to an overlook of the convergence of two channels of the Housatonic. Observe the whitewater extravaganza as dari ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Kent, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Start this view-heavy hike at historic Sieur de Monts Spring. Visit the Abbe Museum of American Antiquities, then hike century-old paths to Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park’s high point. En ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: This hike traces the old Maine Central Railroad grade, now a rail trail, into the heart of the Pondicherry wetland, regarded as the most important birding area in New Hampshire. Trace the rail line ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This hike explores Mount Holyoke, an early tourist mecca offering an exceptional panorama from the Summit House, an 1800s mountaintop hotel. On your way up, pass the Devil’s Football, a geological for ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Springfield, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This hike heads to Mount Tom, overlooking the town of Woodstock, Vermont, at Marsh-BillingsRockefeller National Historical Park. First visit the home and gardens of an estate where several conservatio ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Waterbury, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: This entire hike is historic, since you travel trails designed by world-famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The scenery is spectacular too as you walk carriage paths and foot trails over ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Winthrop, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This hike traces an old railroad grade through the scenic West River gorge. Start at the Salmon Hole at Jamaica State Park, site of a 1740s battle, then trace a travel route first used by Abenaki Indi ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Woodstock, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Explore the birthplace of American industry in Blackstone River Valley. The trek follows a paved trail meeting the towpath of the old Blackstone Canal, built to transport products, primarily textiles, ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Wellfleet, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This hike climbs a mountain overlooking the Farmington River valley and the site of a fascinating home with a 165-foot observation tower. The walk to the tower is short but steep in places. However, t ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Deep River, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Circle the very pond beside which Henry David Thoreau resided for two years in the 1840s, writing his timeless treatises on nature’s value to mankind. The busy, popular destination offers trails apl ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Lowell, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: This circuit explores an early Pilgrim settlement on Cape Cod. View the boundary marker of a 1700s preacher, then soak in natural beauty on a swamp boardwalk. From there reach an overlook of Nauset Ma ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Wellfleet, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This hike exudes history from first step to the last. Explore a former farm community via old roads that visit no fewer than a dozen homesites. Learn about 1800s subsistence farmers living on the sl ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Plainfield, VT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: This trail-heavy state park, centered by a working farm, presents a chance to explore history mixed with modern farming techniques. First visit the farm, then wander field and forest. View the cella ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Pigeon Cove, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This Acadia National Park hike is long on beauty and history. Start at the Jordan Pond House, where social gatherings based on popovers and tea became legendary. From there walk around Jordan Pond, as ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Bar Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This is the most difficult hike in this guide, to arguably the most significant peak in all of New England. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and is a good place to contemplat ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Lubec, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: First discovered in 1805 by a 93-year-old woman while fishing, The Flume is a geological wonder—a slot gorge where whitewater crashes through a slim defile. The Flume quickly became a tourist attracti ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Lincoln, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This hike explores the only national park in Connecticut, as well as the only national park in the country dedicated to American painting. First tour the historic site, where thousands of works of art ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History New England"
Wallingford, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6