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Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)

By Rachel Vigoda

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-08-07
Paperback (500 pages)

Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)
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Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a "Pittsburgh-style" sandwich stuffed with fries
  • Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park
  • Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay
  • Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture
  • Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds
With Moon Pennsylvania's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State.

Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC.

Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic: Revised and Expanded Edition (Keystone Books)

By Bill Russell

Penn State University Press
Paperback (284 pages)

Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic: Revised and Expanded Edition (Keystone Books)
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This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russell’s popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic provides both novice and experienced mushroom foragers with detailed, easy-to-use information about more than one hundred species of these fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide.

From the Morel to the Chanterelle to the aptly named Chicken of the Woods, mushrooms of the mid-Atlantic region can be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look. Each entry in this field guide contains a detailed description, current scientific classification, key updates and information from recent studies, and high-quality color photographs to aid in identification. Thoughtfully organized by season, the guide shows you how to locate and identify the most common mushrooms in the region and recognize look-alikes—and explains what to do with edible mushrooms once you’ve found them.

Featuring over one hundred full-color illustrations and distilling Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for curious hikers, amateur biologists, adventurous chefs, and mycophiles of all stripes.

Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide, Second Edition

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (308 pages)

Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide, Second Edition
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Make bird watching in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania. This book features 117 species of Pennsylvania 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.

Rail-Trails Pennsylvania: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

By Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Wilderness Press
Released: 2019-05-21
Paperback (200 pages)

Rail-Trails Pennsylvania: The Definitive Guide to the State s Top Multiuse Trails
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Explore 60 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways with this official guide

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails―as well as other multiuse pathways―in Pennsylvania. You’ll appreciate the detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads. Quick, at-a-glance icons indicate which activities each trail can accommodate, from biking to fishing to horseback riding. Best of all, the succinct descriptions are written by rail-trail experts, so you know it’s information that you can rely on!

Take a multi-day journey on the 152-mile Great Allegheny Passage, or enjoy a speedy out-and-back on the 4-mile Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails. Pennsylvania clocks in with 146 total rail-trails, so you’re sure to find the perfect route. Whether you’re on feet, wheels, or skis, you’ll love the variety in this collection of multiuse trails―from beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers!

Trees of Pennsylvania Field Guide (Tree Identification Guides)

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (260 pages)

Trees of Pennsylvania Field Guide (Tree Identification Guides)
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Make tree identification in Pennsylvania simple and even more fun with the Trees of Pennsylvania Field Guide! Featuring 117 species of trees, this book gives you the details you need to learn about trees found in Pennsylvania. The author s notes include naturalist information and gee-whiz facts. The full-page, professional-quality photographs correspond with full-page descriptions. For naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts, Trees of Pennsylvania is a must-have! 4.3 inches x 0.5 inches x 6 inches.

Flyfisher's Guide to Pennsylvania (Wilderness Adventures Flyfishing Guides)

By Tom Gilmore

Wilderness Adventures Press, Inc.
Paperback (250 pages)

Flyfisher s Guide to Pennsylvania (Wilderness Adventures Flyfishing Guides)
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Most fishing guides to Pennsylvania are becoming outdated,which is why Wilderness Adventures Press is introducing the all-new, 8.5x11-inch full-color, map-heavy Flyfisher's Guide to Pennsylvania by noted author Tom Gilmore. This is a completely new from-scratch edition that includes large, full-color maps with GPS coordinates for access points, stunning full-color photos and comprehensive hatch charts laid-out in an easy-to-process format. Each stream was put to a rigorous test ranking them of five criteria: public access, ability to hold trout year-round,fishable population of wild trout, scenic beauty and overall fishing experience. Only the best made the book. The book details 160 trout streams and provides detailed driving directions to over 400 public access points.Under the sections "What the Experts Say" the author shares insights gleaned from interviews of over two dozen guides and experienced fly anglers.It includes exhaustive coverage of the Delaware River and its branches, the Lehigh, the Little Lehigh, French Creek, the Lackawaxen, the Lackawanna, Spring Creek,Penns Creek, the Allegheny, the Loyalsock, the Youghiogheny,Big Spring Creek, Yellow Breeches Creek, Letort Spring Run, Falling Springs, Brodhead Creek and dozens more, both large and small. Anglers are virtually guaranteed to learn something new about flyfishing in Pennsylvania in this fantastic new guidebook.

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

By Christine O'toole

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (192 pages)

Pennsylvania 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, let Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path show you the Keystone State you never knew existed.

Discover extinct creepy crawlies at the Insectarium, the country’s largest bug museum. Put your car in neutral, take your foot off the brake, and feel the spooky effects of Gravity Hill. Head 150 feet underground to get an up-close look at the history of coal mining at Tour-Ed Mine.

So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

By Chanticleer Press Inc.

Random House
Released: 1999-03-23
Black Paperback (448 pages)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
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The most comprehensive field guide available to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States--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 state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the Mid-Atlantic region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the 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, 18 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C., there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-28
Paperback (208 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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Make the most of your visit to the historic sights and attractions Pennsylvania's capital and countryside have to offer with this guide by your side. Take a relaxed Old City ramble—site of the iconic Liberty Bell—or enjoy a concert at Penn's Landing, then finish your day by dining at the best restaurants. With fantastic photography and illustrations of all the must-see sights, plus detailed suggestions for those who wish to venture farther afield to visit Gettysburg or Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this guide gives you everything you need to plan the perfect trip.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
   • 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, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance 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 and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country truly shows you this state as no one else can.

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.

Pocketguide to Pennsylvania Hatches

By Charles Meck

Headwater Books
Hardcover (160 pages)

Pocketguide to Pennsylvania Hatches
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  • 1st of a new series
  • Covers all regions of Pennsylvania
  • 60 recommended fly patterns

    Meck and Weamer team up to provide a concise overview of the most important hatches on Pennsylvania trout streams. This handy guide includes detailed hatch charts, color photos of each insect, and recipes and photos of the authors' recommended fly patterns for each hatch. Individual entries provide essential information such as common and Latin names, size range (hook and natural), and time and date of emergence. The authors provide in-depth descriptions of all life stages of the insect, emergence time and date, behavior, tactics, and the premier streams in the state to find the best hatches. Meck's intimate knowledge of the hatches around the state combined with Weamer's penchant for the perfect pattern make this a must-have reference.



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