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Best Day Hikes in Central Massachusetts

Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails, from the Pioneer Valley to the Worcester Hills

AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Central Massachusetts

Author(s)

John S. Burk

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This brand-new title from the Appalachian Mountain Club is your indispensable guide to 50 of the best day hikes in central Massachusetts. Spotlighting the region west of Boston and east of the Berkshires, this guide covers the wild beauty of Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Worcester counties, including Royalston Falls, Mt. Grace State Forest, the historic Mohawk and Keystone Arches trails, and beloved mountains such as Tully, Holyoke, and Tom. Both visitors and locals alike will find inspiring hikes in this volume offering a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. With GPS coordinates for all trailheads, turn-by-turn directions and information on time, distance, and difficulty for each hike, as well as enriching essays about the area’s natural and social history, this is your quintessential guide to exploring the trails of this verdant, scenic, and rugged region.

Additional Information

Author John S. Burk
About the Author John S. Burk is an outdoor writer, photographer, and historian from central Massachusetts. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books and guides, including AMC's Massachusetts Trail Guide, New England National Scenic Trail Map and Guide, and Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide. To see more of his work, visit johnburk.zenfolio.com
Endorsements “Burk’s guide will not only direct you to some of the gems of our area but will also enrich your experience with background history and context.”—Josh Knox, Stewardship Manager, The Trustees of Reservations
Region Massachusetts
Activity Hiking
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 1st Edition
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6X9, 312 Pages
ISBN-13 9781628420944

Endorsements

“Burk’s guide will not only direct you to some of the gems of our area but will also enrich your experience with background history and context.”—Josh Knox, Stewardship Manager, The Trustees of Reservations

About the Author

John S. Burk is an outdoor writer, photographer, and historian from central Massachusetts. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books and guides, including AMC's Massachusetts Trail Guide, New England National Scenic Trail Map and Guide, and Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide. To see more of his work, visit johnburk.zenfolio.com