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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.

Massachusetts (National Geographic Guide Map)

By National Geographic Maps

National Geographic
Map (2 pages)

Massachusetts (National Geographic Guide Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Expertly researched and full of high functional travel information, National Geographic's Oregon Guide Map combines a comprehensive road map and a travel guide in one easy to use resource. Roads are clearly designated as toll roads, highways, major and secondary routes, and scenic byways. The road network in annotated with mileage markers and points of interest, such as national and state parks, national forests, campgrounds, ski areas, airports, visitor information centers, hospitals and much more.

Inset maps of Eugene, Salem, Portland and its downtown provide extra detail to these popular areas in the state. Crater National Park, Columbia River Gorge and Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway are given special coverage including both maps and descriptions. A calendar of events, chart of park service sites and an overview of points of interest along with contact information will help you plan your visit. An index of cities, towns and counties along with a chart of driving distances will aid in your finding your destination and planning your route.

Every State Guide Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:1,584,000
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts

By John S. Burk & Michael Tougias

Burk John S
Paperback (304 pages)

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts
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  • AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Boston Four Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts
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Available for the first time in vibrant full-color, this indispensable guide has been fully revised and updated to bring you 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston area. Whether you are an avid hiker or are looking for walks near the city, this book is a must-have resource for both day-long adventures and shorter outings. From the famed beaches of Cape Cod to the contemplative stillness of Walden Pond, to new hikes in Bradley Palmer State Park and Massasoit State Park, this new edition adds five brand new hikes to explore the eastern portion of Massachusetts in greater depth.

Best Day Hikes near Boston, 3rd Edition, takes you on hikes in the Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills, the sands of Crane Beach, and the secluded forests of eastern Massachusetts. Both visitors and locals alike will find something to enjoy in this volume offering a variety of trails for all experience 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, information on time, distance, and difficulty, as well as enriching essays about the area's natural and social history, this is the one-stop guide to the 60 best day hikes near Boston.

Inside You'll Find:
  • 60 hikes ideal for hikers of all ability levels

  • GPS coordinates to all trailheads

  • Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy planning

  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights

  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail

  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack

  • Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region

ALSO AVAILABLE
Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide by Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-6284-2-024-1
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Western Massachusetts, by René Laubach
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-012-8
Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10th Edition, edited by John S. Burk
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-020-3

Insiders' Guide® to Massachusetts (Insiders' Guide Series)

By Maria Olia

Brand: Insiders' Guide
Paperback (288 pages)

Insiders  Guide® to Massachusetts (Insiders  Guide Series)
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Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Bay State. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state.

Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts-Connecticut

By Sue Spring

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Paperback (224 pages)

Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts-Connecticut
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The official guide to the 141 miles of the Appalachian Trail between the Vermont and New York lines, paralleling the western borders of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Features of the route include Mt. Greylock and its many side trails, the nearby towns of the Berkshires, and the riverwalks of western Connecticut. This guidebook, in modern "unidirectional" format, comes with a set of four detached topographical maps (two sheets, printed on both sides), scaled at 1:63,360 with 100-foot contours and including elevation profiles, shelters and other features and water sources. The maps, which are waterproof and tear-resistant, extend several miles into Vermont and New York. The book now includes detailed elevation profiles as well.

Massachusetts Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)

By James Kavanagh

Kavanagh, James/ Leung, Raymond (ILT)
Pamphlet (1 pages)

Massachusetts Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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Not surprisingly, the "Mayflower" (or Trailing Arbutus) is the state flower of Massachusetts. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

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.

Fodor's New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2016-06-14
Paperback (784 pages)

Fodor s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (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 80 years.

Fodor's New England highlights the best this classic American destination has to offer:  Boston's Revolutionary-era sites, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, and New Hampshire's Lake District. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s correspondent to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from leaf peeping and skiing to antiquing and fine dining.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Fall foliage road trip itineraries
· In-depth breakout features on Boston’s Freedom Trail, antiques and crafts shopping, the mansions of Newport, winter activities in Vermont, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and Maine’s lighthouses
· Coverage of: Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Inland Maine, and the Maine Coast

Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Boston and Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Massachusetts: An Explorer's Guide - The North Shore, Central Massachusetts, and the Berkshires, 3rd Edition

By Christina Tree

Brand: Countryman Press
Paperback (480 pages)

Massachusetts: An Explorer s Guide - The North Shore, Central Massachusetts, and the Berkshires, 3rd Edition
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Step beyond the heavily travelled tourist trail into the heart of New England with this encyclopaedia guidebook to one of the country's most beautiful - and overlooked - travel destinations. Three-quarters of Massachusetts lies off the beaten track, and this new, completed revised and updated third edition will take you there. Here you'll find the state's rich history, inviting inns and spas, four-star restaurants and classic diners, scenic roads and fall foliage, and more. Highlights include: the North Shore, including Salem and Marblehead, Cape Ann and Newburyport; south of Boston, including Plymouth, New Bedford and Fairhaven; the culturally rich Five-College area of the Pioneer Valley; rugged hiking, classical music and luxurious spas in the Berkshires. As in all "Explorer's Guide" this one is independently researched and accepts no payment for listings. Special icons highlight bargains, family-friendly establishments, handicapped access, and lodgings that will accept your travelling pet. detailed maps, a quick-reference "what's where" section, and a comprehensive index make it easy to find your way around the state.

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


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