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Massachusetts Guide Books


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Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (320 pages)

Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide
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Make bird watching in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. This book features 121 species of Massachusetts 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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston

By DK Travel

Unknown
Released: 2017-07-18
Paperback (208 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston
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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Boston. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Boston's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city has to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Boston.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston:

   • 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 from the guide, a selected sight and street index, public transit information, practical information on getting around, and a 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.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston truly shows you these places as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Boston, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides)

By National Audubon Society

Random House
Released: 1998-05-26
Paperback (448 pages)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides)
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The most comprehensive field guide available to New England--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 region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of New England's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and 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, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.

For everyone who lives or spends time in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Vermont, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England.

Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket (11th Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

By Kim Grant

COUNTRYMAN
Released: 2017-05-23
Paperback (480 pages)

Explorer s Guide Cape Cod, Martha s Vineyard, & Nantucket (11th Edition)  (Explorer s Complete)
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The bestselling guide to the Cape―with a brand-new look

The most detailed and trusted guide to Cape Cod is back in its eleventh edition. Sporting a fresh and vibrant new design, Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, & Nantucket offers travelers helpful and intelligently organized information on all the natural beauty and fun attractions the Cape and its islands have to offer, no matter your taste or budget. Read hundreds of dining reviews ranging from America’s best clam shacks to elegant four-star bistros. Plan an unforgettable whale-watching excursion, satisfy your nostalgia at an old drive-in theater, or simply find the perfect beach spot to enjoy that local Cabernet. Each section features must-see sites and curated day-trip itineraries to meet the hopes of any Cape journey. Whether interested in a serene retreat, an outdoor adventure, or local culture, the Explorer’s Guide series is unparalleled in its tradition of giving travelers the tools and information they need to discover every corner of their next destination. 100 color photographs and 10 maps

Hiking Massachusetts: A Guide To The State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Benjamin Ames

Falcon Guide
One Color Paperback (240 pages)

Hiking Massachusetts: A Guide To The State s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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  • Detailed route maps for each trail. Accurate route profiles show the elevation changes of each hike. Tips on equipment, trip planning, and hiking with dogs and children.
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Lace up your boots and sample 50 of the finest trails Massachusetts has to offer. This hiker's paradise offers not only mountaintop vistas but also historic landmarks and pristine seashore. Hike along cranberry bogs in Massasoit State Park, trace the edge of a cliff overlooking the Merrimack River in Maudslay State Park, follow the Appalachian Trail over Becket and Walling Mountains in October Mountain State Forest, or walk the state from Rhode Island to New Hampshire on the Midstate Trail. Veteran hiker and outdoor writer Ben Ames will introduce you to these trails and more. Use this guide for: detailed route maps for each trail; accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike; tips on equipment, trip planning, and hiking with dogs and children; accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.

Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Paperback (304 pages)

Fodor s Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. There's history and culture around every bend in Boston―skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. The city that blends yesterday and today has much to offer, and with this updated Fodor's Gold Guide first-time visitors, as well as returning visitors, will discover all of Beantown's old and new charms.

Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe And Kayak Guide To 100 Of The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers (AMC Quiet Water Series)

By John Hayes

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (384 pages)

Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC s Canoe And Kayak Guide To 100 Of The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers (AMC Quiet Water Series)
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  • Amc Quiet Water Ma/cn/ri 3rd
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AMC's fully updated Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island is everything a recreational paddler could ask for in a regional guide. With an all-new layout and design, this easy-to-use guide will help paddlers of all skill levels discover 100 of the best flatwater lake and river trips in southern New England. This edition now features an “At-a-Glance” quick trip planner, GPS coordinates to parking locations, improved maps, and new resources for trip planning and safety information. Quiet Water will appeal to local residents of the region as well as introduce visitors and tourists to new adventures.

Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket (Moon Handbooks)

By Ray Bartlett

Avalon Travel Pub
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (272 pages)

Moon Cape Cod, Martha s Vineyard & Nantucket (Moon Handbooks)
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Join local writer and adventurer Ray Bartlett for an unforgettable experience. With his unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Get lost in charming seaside towns, wander miles of pristine shoreline, and feast on fresh seafood. Along with trip ideas like “Island Getaways” and “Water Fun For Everyone”, Bartlett includes tips on where to find the best raw oysters, hiking and biking routes, and places to stay, from quaint inns and historic guest houses to posh resorts.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket includes areas such as:
The Upper Cape
Mid-Cape
Lower Cape to the Elbow
The Outer Cape
Vineyard Haven
Oak Bluffs
Edgartown
Up-Island
Nantucket

Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip!
Exploring the area? Try Moon Vermont, Moon Maine, and Moon Coastal Maine.

Massachusetts Trail Guide: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in Massachusetts (Appalachian Mountain Club)

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Paperback (480 pages)

Massachusetts Trail Guide: AMC s Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in Massachusetts (Appalachian Mountain Club)
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  • Amc Massachusetts Trail 10th
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This tenth edition of the Appalachian Mountain Club's trusted trail guide revisits beloved trails across the Bay State, from the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires to Cape Cod's Warner Trail. In print for more than 50 years, this comprehensive collection will help readers navigate more than 390 trails―including 30 new to this edition and newly revised descriptions for the Bay Circuit Trail and the New England National Scenic Trail.

Readers will find the same detailed information they've come to expect with AMC's trail guides, including driving directions to trailheads, elevation gain and mileage, and suggested trips for every ability level. Two pull-out map sheets feature six of the state's most hiker-friendly public trail networks, including Mount Greylock Reservation and the Mount Holyoke Range.

Whether readers are planning a close-to-home day hike or a backpacking excursion on the Appalachian Trail, this essential guide should be in every Bay State trekker's library.

ALSO AVAILABLE
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston by John S. Burk
ISBN-13: 978-1-934028-47-6

AMC'S Best Backpacking in New England, 2e by Matt Heid
ISBN-13: 978-1-934028-90-2

AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires, 2e by René Laubach
ISBN-13: 978-1-628420-12-8

New England Trail Map & Guide (Mass anmd Conn)

By Appalachian Mountain Club Books

Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Map (2 pages)

New England Trail Map & Guide (Mass anmd Conn)
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This two-map set is the indispensable day-hiker's companion to the entire 215-mile-long New England National Scenic Trail. Following portions of the Metacomet and Mattabesett trails, the New England Trail, as it's known colloquially, extends up the center of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border. The map and guide pairs two topographical trail maps one for each state with relevant information such as safety tips, Leave No Trace, natural history, and more. Twenty suggested hikes include;
Ragged Mountain Preserve,
Bluff Head, and Seven Falls in Connecticut; and
Mount Tom,
Royalston Falls,
and Erving Ledges-Hermit Mountain in Massachusetts.

A collaboration between the trail's maintaineers the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association in conjunction with the National Park Service, this map and guide is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to day hike or thru hike this stunningly beautiful National Scenic Trail.

Scale 1:63360 or 1 inch = 1 mile



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