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Connecticut Guide Books


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Insiders' Guide® to Connecticut (Insiders' Guide Series)

By Eric D. Lehman

Globe Pequot
Released: 2015-03-07
Paperback (384 pages)

Insiders  Guide® to Connecticut (Insiders  Guide Series)
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Insiders' Guide to Connecticut is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Nutmeg State. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Connecticut offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state.

Connecticut Off the Beaten Path®: Discover Your Fun (Off the Beaten Path Series)

By Cindi D. Pietrzyk

Globe Pequot
Released: 2019-04-01
Paperback (248 pages)

Connecticut Off the Beaten Path®: Discover Your Fun (Off the Beaten Path Series)
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Tired of the same old tourist traps?

Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different,
Connecticut Off the Beaten Path shows you the Nutmeg State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed.

  • Tour the historic sites of the Thames River Heritage Park by water taxi in New London and Groton.
  • Savor an authentic farm-to-table meal from Lost Acres Orchards in Granby.
  • Experience hands-on fun at The Children's Museum (Hartford) or the Discovery Museum and Planetarium (Bridgeport).
So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business Law and Project Management Connecticut, 5th Edition

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Explorer's Guide Connecticut (Eighth Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

By Andi Marie Cantele

Countryman Press
Released: 2012-03-05
Paperback (544 pages)

Explorer s Guide Connecticut (Eighth Edition)  (Explorer s Complete)
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"Comprehensive . . .well organized . . . should be carried in every glove compartment of every car that traverses Connecticut highways."―Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Connecticut

Welcomed and praised by newspapers across the state, Explorer’s Guide Connecticut gives visitors and residents alike detailed descriptions of attractions and little-known tips about the Nutmeg State. Veteran travel writers Barnett Laschever and Andi Marie Cantele again bring you authoritative advice on what to see, where to eat, and where to stay in the new edition of this trusted guide. Covering the state from the mountains in the north to the long and varied coastline in the south, from cities to backroads, this revised and expanded edition features extensive descriptions and detailed maps to guide readers effortlessly along many pleasant journeys for individual travelers and families. Historic and exciting Mystic Seaport, the rich collections of the Yale University museums, beach and skiing trips, and the many state forests and parks of Connecticut are just a handful of the attractions covered. Regional and downtown maps feature helpful icons and indicate places that are wheelchair-accessible, pet- and family-friendly, and of other special value.

Features include: an alphabetical "What's Where" subject guide to aid in trip plan; regional and downtown maps; handy icons that point out family-friendly attractions, wheelchair access, special value, and lodgings that accept pets. Black-and-white photographs and maps throughout

Top 10 New England (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-07-16
Paperback (160 pages)

Top 10 New England (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to New England, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of New England.

Explore historic Boston, the birthplace of America, soak up the pristine beauty of Mount Desert Island in Maine and the Lakes Region in New Hampshire, visit Hyannis, one of Cape Cod's most iconic towns, relax on a cruise around picturesque Newport, hit the slopes in New Hampshire's scenic White Mountains or enjoy a canoe ride surrounded by Vermont's majestic Green Mountains. From Top 10 festivals and events to Top 10 outdoor activities -  discover the best of New England with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 New England:
- Eight easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week
- Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in New England, covering Boston, Cape Cod, Newport, Lakes Region, Berkshires, and more
- Free laminated pull-out map of New England, plus six full-color area maps
- In-depth area guides explore New England's most interesting neighborhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing 
- Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day 
- Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information
- Color maps help you navigate with ease
- Covers Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to New England? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New England.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Birds of Connecticut Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (298 pages)

Birds of Connecticut Field Guide
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Learn to Identify Birds in Connecticut!

Make bird watching in Connecticut even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area. This book features 121 species of Connecticut birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Appalachian Trail guide to Massachusetts-Connecticut

By Sue Spring

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Released: 2018-11-25
Paperback (148 pages)

Appalachian Trail guide to Massachusetts-Connecticut
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The official guide to the 141 miles of the Appalachian Trail between the Vermont and New York lines, paralleling the western borders of Massachusetts and Connecticut. This packaged product includes a new edition of the guidebook, in modern unidirectional format, with a set of four detached topographical maps (two sheets, printed on both sides), scaled at one inch:one mile with 100-foot contours and including elevation profiles, shelters and other features, and water sources.

Features of the Massachusetts-Connecticut route include Mt. Greylock, the nearby towns of the Berkshires, and the river walks of western Connecticut.  The range of the maps is from several miles into Vermont to about 20 miles into New York (reaching the train stop that connects hikers to Manhattan!)  The book includes local history as well as background on trail landmarks.

New England Trail Map & Guide

By Appalachian Mountain Club Books

Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Map (1 pages)

New England Trail Map & Guide
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This two-map set is the indispensable day-hiker's companion to the entire 215-mile-long New England National Scenic Trail. Following portions of the Metacomet and Mattabesett trails, the New England Trail, as it's known colloquially, extends up the center of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border. The map and guide pairs two topographical trail maps―one for each state―with relevant information such as safety tips, Leave No Trace, natural history, and more. Twenty suggested hikes include Ragged Mountain Preserve, Bluff Head, and Seven Falls in Connecticut, and Mount Tom, Royalston Falls, and Erving Ledges-Hermit Mountain in Massachusetts. A collaboration between the trail's maintainers―the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association―in conjunction with the National Park Service, this map and guide is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to day hike or thru hike this stunningly beautiful National Scenic Trail.

Also Available:
Bay Circuit Trail Map & Guide (NEW)
978-1-628420-24-1
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires, 2e
978-1-628420-12-8
Massachusetts Trail Guide, 9e
978-1-934028-25-4

Fodor's New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2019-03-19
Paperback (720 pages)

Fodor s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s New England is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this New England travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting regions in the United States.

New England is a classic American destination: the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, Boston's vibrant history, and New Hampshire's Lake District are all made for exploring. This full-color guide will help travelers plan the perfect trip, from leaf peeping and skiing to antiquing and fine dining.

Fodor’s New England includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Full updated, including fresh reviews on restaurants and hotels in New England’s top cities―Boston, New Haven, Providence, Burlington, and Portland.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout New England to inspire you.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Includes gorgeous full-color features on skiing, Boston's Freedom Trail, Newport's grand mansions, Maine's impressive lighthouses, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and where to find the best crafts and antiques.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews show each state and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the region by car, bus, and train. This edition also features more information on how to enjoy New England with kids and round-ups of the most picturesque towns, best architectural sights, museums, and shopping.
    •COVERS: Massachusetts, Boston, Cape Cod, Provincetown, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, the Berkshires, Connecticut, New Haven, Mystic, Rhode Island, Providence, Newport, Vermont, Burlington, New Hampshire, Portsmouth, White Mountains, Maine, Acadia National Park, Portland, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting more of the East Coast? Check out Fodor’s Boston, Fodor’s Washington D.C., and Fodor’s New York City.

Connecticut Walk Book: The Complete Guide to Connecticut's Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails

By Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Wesleyan University Press
Paperback (384 pages)

Connecticut Walk Book: The Complete Guide to Connecticut s Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails
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Lace up your boots and experience some of the best hiking in New England. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) maintains over 825 miles of Blue-Blazed Trails in Connecticut, trails that wind through state parks and forests, land trusts, and across private land. The Connecticut Walk Book is a comprehensive guide to these trails, including detailed, full-color maps, mileage/destination tables, and a lay-flat design for ease of use. In this twentieth edition of the Connecticut Walk Book you will find descriptions of the hikes with maps that are clear and easy to read and follow, parking information, and trip-planning essentials that will bring you to every trail.


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