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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires, 2nd Edition

Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Western Massachusetts

Discover fifty of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires, home of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, this fully revised and updated guide in the AMC’s Best Day Hikes series leads explorers of all ages and ability levels through the region’s varied and scenic natural areas.



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René Laubach

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Discover fifty of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires, home of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, this fully revised and updated guide in the AMC’s Best Day Hikes series leads explorers of all ages and ability levels through the region’s varied and scenic natural areas.

From Bash Bish Falls in the southern Berkshires to storied Mount Greylock in the north, the region is well covered, including 10 entirely new trips. Many excursions are near well-known Berkshires vacation destinations, such as Great Barrington, Lenox, and Williamstown. Each trip description includes a detailed map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty.

Readers will also find tips on the best trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and nature notes on the area’s plentiful flora and fauna. From short family nature walks to day-long adventures to winter trips, this guide is an essential four-season reference for Berkshires residents and visitors alike.

Additional Information

Author René Laubach
About the Author

René Laubach is the past director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries and has led tours in the United States and internationally. The author of seven book on natural history, he has also co-authored AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Connecticut and has published articles in Audubon, Sanctuary, and AMC Outdoors. He lives in Becket, MA.

Endorsements

“If you own just one guide to hiking in the Berkshires, this should be it. Laubach goes beyond simple trail directions and offers an expert window into the natural and human history of each place.” —Becky Cushing, Director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries

“My advice for hikers, even if you are a long time resident, is to get this latest edition…” —Thom Smith, "AMC Day Hikes Guide Well Worth Getting", The Berkshire Eagle

Region Berkshires
Activity Hiking
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition Second Edition (2015)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches, 288 pages
ISBN-13 9781628420128

Endorsements

“If you own just one guide to hiking in the Berkshires, this should be it. Laubach goes beyond simple trail directions and offers an expert window into the natural and human history of each place.” —Becky Cushing, Director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries

“My advice for hikers, even if you are a long time resident, is to get this latest edition…” —Thom Smith, "AMC Day Hikes Guide Well Worth Getting", The Berkshire Eagle

About the Author

René Laubach is the past director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries and has led tours in the United States and internationally. The author of seven book on natural history, he has also co-authored AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Connecticut and has published articles in Audubon, Sanctuary, and AMC Outdoors. He lives in Becket, MA.

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