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Twenty Years, Twenty Hikes
A Guide to Twenty Hikes on Protected Land in North Central Massachusetts
Written by John Burk, Elizabeth Farnsworth & Allen Young
Guidebook text and photographs by Jill Phelps Kern
In commemoration of our 20th anniversary, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust has compiled twenty hikes (actually nineteen hikes and one canoe trip) that highlight some of the projects we have worked on which are best suited to hiking or visiting. Selected from more than two hundred land protection projects Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust has assisted with over the years, each of the trails crosses a portion of the extensive mosaic of protected land that characterizes the local landscape of the greater North Quabbin region.
Hiking the SuAsCo Watershed
Exploring the Woods and Waters of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers
Guidebook text and photographs by Jill Phelps Kern
Hiking the SuAsCo Watershed is the only comprehensive guidebook for exploring the woods and waters of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. Author and photographer Jill Phelps Kern provides hikers, walkers and nature enthusiasts with many opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of this unique watershed area. A total of thirty hikes are outlined here; together they represent a variety of scenery, terrain and hiking challenges. Each hike description includes detailed maps, trail directions, photographs, and inspired commentary. Whether you're an experienced day-hiker, a casual walker with children, or a nature lover who simply seeks the peace of the outdoors, this guidebook offers everything you need to know to start exploring this area.
Jill Phelps Kern has been hiking in Massachusetts for over twenty years, and she is a volunteer hike leader for local conservation groups. She is also an active contributor to a Sudbury Valley Trustees project to map the trails in the SuAsCo watershed. In 2003 she wrote the Stow Trail Guide.
Waterfalls of Massachusetts
An Explorer's Guide to 55 Natural Scenic Wonders
Guidebook text and photographs by Joseph Bushee Jr.
Waterfalls of Massachusetts features 55 great locations for viewing waterfalls: all of them chosen for their beauty and easy accessibility. Each waterfall site described here includes driving directions, detailed map, trail notes, and an attractive photograph. The waterfalls are arranged by region -- the Berkshires, Connecticut River Valley, central Massachusetts, and the Boston metro area. Within each region, they are arranged in groups near to each other so that the reader can more easily plan to visit several waterfalls during one trip.
Also included in this useful guide is advice on hiking safety, equipment, and photography, along with geologic and historical information that provides the background necessary for a better appreciation of these natural scenic wonders. In addition, there is a detailed list of hiking organizations, land trusts, and sources for maps.
Our Price: $15.95
Hiking the Pioneer Valley
30 Circuit Hikes in the Connecticut River Valley Region of Western Massachusetts
By Bruce Scofield
"Hiking the Pioneer Valley" describes 30 of the best areas to explore on foot in one of the most beautiful yet overlooked regions of Massachusetts; Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. Each hike has detailed maps and directions with accompanying photographs to give the hiker a better appreciation of the hidden beauty and natural resources available to residents and visitors to our region.
The 30 hikes represent the best possible variety of scenery, challenge and terrain that the valley has to offer. A section on hiking with children will be invaluable to parents lacking knowledge of where to bring them along. Common sense advice on equipment, safety, and weather as well as a detailed list of area hiking organizations, land trusts and available maps round out the body of the text.
The book was written by experienced local guidebook author Bruce Scofield. Bruce has written numerous other trail guides to the High Peaks regions of New York, New Jersey, and New England.
Our Price: $14.95
Birding Western Massachusetts
Habitat Guide to 26 Great Birding Sites
written and illustrated by Robert Tougias
Birding Western Massachusetts features 26 great birding locations in Western Massachusetts. Every site has been chosen either for diversity and volume of bird life, or for its unique and rare birds. All sites are easily accessible and are open year-round. Whether you are an avid birder looking for specific birds, or a casual nature enthusiast with an interest in seeing different kinds of birds, this guide will provide you with everything you need to make your experience a success.
Author Robert Tougias presents a "habitat" approach to birding, showing how to use the awareness of habitat to find birds. With mountains, meadows, rivers, and reservoirs, a wide variety of habitats exist in western Massachusetts. Within each habitat, a unique set of birds can be found. And what a variety! There are over 100 different birds nesting in western Massachusetts, and at least 200 different birds that migrate through the region -- a total of over 300 different birds are recorded annually through the seasons. Few people realize the ideal situation of such a large variety of birds, together with a large number of easily accessible places in which to see them. It is a winning combination for every birder at every level to enjoy. This guide allows you to seize this opportunity in an easy, user-friendly way.
Our Price: $16.95