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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 Guides
Released: 2016-06-14
Paperback (784 pages)

Fodor s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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  • Fodor s New England With the Best Fall Foliage Drives Scenic Road Trips
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's New England highlights the best this classic American destination has to offer:  Boston's Revolutionary-era sites, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, and New Hampshire's Lake District. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s correspondent to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from leaf peeping and skiing to antiquing and fine dining.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Fall foliage road trip itineraries
· In-depth breakout features on Boston’s Freedom Trail, antiques and crafts shopping, the mansions of Newport, winter activities in Vermont, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and Maine’s lighthouses
· Coverage of: Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Inland Maine, and the Maine Coast

Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Boston and Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Massachusetts: A Year-Round Guide to Hikes and Walks from the Top of the Berkshires to the Tip of Cape Cod (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

By Brian White

W.W. Norton & Co
Paperback (280 pages)

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Massachusetts: A Year-Round Guide to Hikes and Walks from the Top of the Berkshires to the Tip of Cape Cod (Fourth Edition)  (Explorer s 50 Hikes)
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The most popular hiking guide to Massachusetts.

Massachusetts spans a splendid diversity of hiking terrain, and the fourth edition of Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Massachusetts takes you to the state's most stunning locations. This guidebook introduces miles of terrain to hikers, birders, beachcombers and meanderers of all levels, including gentle walks suitable for the entire family, and rugged outings for experienced hikers.

As geologists, Brian White and John Brady add fresh depth with observations on the geology, plant, and animal lore included with each hike. Bartholomew's Cobble may be a brief 3-miler, but its fascinating history spans thousands of years. The Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is a mecca for birders, and the giant boulder maze left by glaciers long ago lend a sense enchantment to the hike. Fields of wildflowers, towering summits, deep forests, windswept beaches, and historical curiosities are among the treasures you'll encounter on these hikes. Black-and-white photographs and maps throughout

Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2016-09-06
Paperback (368 pages)

Fodor s Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

There's history and culture around every bend in Boston--skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. The city that blends yesterday and today has much to offer, and with this updated Fodor's Gold Guide first-time visitors, as well as returning visitors, will discover all of Beantown's old and new charms.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Boston's Freedom Trail and whale watching
· Major sights such as USS Constitution, Boston Public Garden, The Museum of Fine Arts, The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Harbor Islands, Harvard University, and Mount Auburn Cemetary
· Side Trips from Boston including Northwest of Boston, The North Shore, and South of Boston
· Coverage of Beacon Hill; Boston Common and the Old West End; Government Center and the North End; Charlestown; Downtown Boston; Back Bay and the South End; The Fenway; Boston Outskirts; Cambridge

Planning to visit more of New England? Check out Fodor's travel guide to New England.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides)

By National Audubon Society

Random House
Released: 1998-05-26
Paperback (448 pages)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides)
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The most comprehensive field guide available to New England--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of New England's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.

For everyone who lives or spends time in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Vermont, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England.

Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (320 pages)

Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide
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Make bird watching in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. This book features 121 species of Massachusetts 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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-07-18
Paperback (208 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston
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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Boston. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Boston's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city has to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Boston.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights from the guide, a selected sight and street index, public transit information, practical information on getting around, and a chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston truly shows you these places as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Boston, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Wildflowers of New England (A Timber Press Field Guide)

By Ted Elliman

Timber Press
Flexibound (448 pages)

Wildflowers of New England (A Timber Press Field Guide)
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Wildflowers of New England is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to "What’s that plant?" Ted Elliman, a plant ecologist for the New England Wild Flower Society, describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species commonly found in all six New England states, including annuals, perennials, and biennials, both native and naturalized. This helpful field guide uses a logical and convenient identification key based on flower color, petal arrangement, and leaf characteristics. One thousand color photographs help to confirm that you’ve got the right plant. The introduction includes an explanation of plant parts and information on plant names. 
 

Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts-Connecticut

By Sue Spring

Atc
One Color Paperback (224 pages)

Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts-Connecticut
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  • Features topographic and profile maps with detailed trail information. Maps cover the Appalachian Trail from the VT/MA border to the CT/NY border. Maps are treated to resist the effects of water and dirt.
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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. Features of the route include Mt. Greylock and its many side trails, the nearby towns of the Berkshires, and the riverwalks of western Connecticut. This guidebook, in modern "unidirectional" format, comes with a set of four detached topographical maps (two sheets, printed on both sides), scaled at 1:63,360 with 100-foot contours and including elevation profiles, shelters and other features and water sources. The maps, which are waterproof and tear-resistant, extend several miles into Vermont and New York. The book now includes detailed elevation profiles as well.

Moon New England Road Trip: Boston, Acadia National Park, White Mountains, Berkshires, Newport, and Cape Cod (Travel Guide)

By Jen Rose Smith

Smith Jen Rose
Released: 2017-06-20
Paperback (450 pages)

Moon New England Road Trip: Boston, Acadia National Park, White Mountains, Berkshires, Newport, and Cape Cod (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon New England Road Trip Boston Acadia National Park White Mountains Berkshires Newport and Cape Cod
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Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides!

Discover an America brimming with culture and history, both old and new! Moon New England Road Trip can do everything but change the radio station. Inside you'll find:


  • Maps and Driving Tools: 70 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route
  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Sample farm-fresh cuisine in the Berkshires, or hit up the famous Tanglewood music festival in the summer. Dive into Boston's revolutionary history, or cruise down bucolic lanes of Woodstock. Take to the sea off the coast of Maine to spot humpback whales and puffin colonies, or lounge on the beach and snag a buttery lobster roll
  • Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "A Tour of the Fall Foliage," as well as suggestions for spending time in Boston, New York City, Coastal Maine, The Berkshires, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Newport, Cape Cod, and Acadia National Park
  • Local Expert: Local New Englander and road warrior Jen Rose Smith shares the highway secrets of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island
  • Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids

With Moon New England Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.

Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Boston, Moon Vermont, or Moon New York State.

Massachusetts Trail Guide: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in Massachusetts (Appalachian Mountain Club)

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Paperback (480 pages)

Massachusetts Trail Guide: AMC s Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in Massachusetts (Appalachian Mountain Club)
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  • Amc Massachusetts Trail 10th
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This tenth edition of the Appalachian Mountain Club's trusted trail guide revisits beloved trails across the Bay State, from the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires to Cape Cod's Warner Trail. In print for more than 50 years, this comprehensive collection will help readers navigate more than 390 trails―including 30 new to this edition and newly revised descriptions for the Bay Circuit Trail and the New England National Scenic Trail.

Readers will find the same detailed information they've come to expect with AMC's trail guides, including driving directions to trailheads, elevation gain and mileage, and suggested trips for every ability level. Two pull-out map sheets feature six of the state's most hiker-friendly public trail networks, including Mount Greylock Reservation and the Mount Holyoke Range.

Whether readers are planning a close-to-home day hike or a backpacking excursion on the Appalachian Trail, this essential guide should be in every Bay State trekker's library.

ALSO AVAILABLE
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston by John S. Burk
ISBN-13: 978-1-934028-47-6

AMC'S Best Backpacking in New England, 2e by Matt Heid
ISBN-13: 978-1-934028-90-2

AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires, 2e by René Laubach
ISBN-13: 978-1-628420-12-8


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