Hiking through History New England: Exploring the Region's Past by Trail

Hiking through History New England: Exploring the Region's Past by Trail

by Johnny Molloy

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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.
Hike Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only national park dedicated to American painting. Trek around Walden Pond, where Thoreau solidified his theses on nature and man. Learn about aboriginal New Englanders at Salt Bay Preserve, where a 2,400 year-old shell midden provides clues left by ancient Mainers. And more.
Make no mistake—this is a hiking book first and foremost, complete with rich photos and detailed maps, but with added extras and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493001460
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Series: Hiking Through History Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 342,034
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Johnny Molloy is one of America’s most experienced and prolific guidebook authors. Molloy writes for a variety of magazines, Web sites and newspapers. He continues writing and traveling extensively throughout the United States, endeavoring in a variety of outdoor pursuits. He has penned over 50 hiking, paddling and camping guides covering 26 states, from Florida to Texas to Wisconsin to New England. Molloy lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 6

Trail Finder 8

Map Legend 11

The Hikes

Connecticut 12

1 Bulls Bridge 13

2 Mine Hill Preserve 18

5 Weir Farm National Historic Site 23

4 Lock 12 Historical Park 28

5 The Tower of the Sleeping Giant 33

6 Talcott Mountain 38

7 Gillette Castle 42

Rhode Island 47

8 Newport Cliff Walk 48

9 Blaekstone Rivet Valley 53

Massachusetts 58

10 Fort Hill Trail at Cape Cod 59

11 Great Island Trail at Cape Cod 64

12 World's End 69

13 Deer Island 74

14 Walden Pond 79

15 Great Brook Farm 84

16 Halibut Point State Park 89

17 Borderland State Park 94

18 Blackstone Canal at Uxbridge 99

19 Moore State Park 104

20 Summit House at Skinner State Park 109

21 Chester-Blandford State Forest 114

22 Mount Greylock 119

Vermont 125

23 The Stone House of Robert Frost 126

24 West River Trail 132

25 Deer Leap Loop 137

26 Mount Tom 142

27 Dalley Loop 147

28 Groton Forest Hike 152

New Hampshire 157

29 Smarts Mountain 158

30 The Flume 163

31 Lincoln Woods Trail 169

32 Willey House Loop 175

33 Pondicherry Trail 180

34 CCC Perimeter Path 185

Maine 191

35 Marginal Way 192

36 Salt Bay Preserve 197

37 Cadillac Mountain 202

38 Jordan Pond House 208

39 West Quoddy Head Lighthouse 213

40 Katahdin 219

The Art of Hiking 224

Hike Index 244

About the Author 245

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