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Moon New England Hiking: Best Hikes plus Beer, Bites, and Campgrounds Nearby (Moon Outdoors) (Paperback)
Discover local adventures in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut with Moon New England Hiking. Inside you'll find:
- 150 Outdoor Getaways including easy day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips
- Diverse Hiking Options from breathtaking seaside walks in Coastal Maine to challenging backcountry treks in the Berkshires
- Find Your Hike: Choose from strategic lists like the best spots for a swim, high-elevation vistas, New England oddities, and hikes with nearby breweries, plus a breakdown of the best hikes for each season
- The Top Outdoor Experiences: Cool off under a cascading waterfall, pick wild blueberries from a meadow, and take in views of endless autumnal foliage. Take a dip in the ocean after scaling the cliffs in Acadia or meander through shorebird habitats in Rhode Island. Visit a replica of Thoreau's cabin at historic Walden Pond, enjoy a peaceful afternoon on a secluded trail, and marvel at the Boston skyline from afar
- Nearby Fun: Relax after your hike at a local brewery, find a nearby campground, or stop for lunch at a mom n' pop eatery
- Essential Planning Details: Each hike is described in detail and marked with round-trip distance and hiking time, difficulty, terrain type, elevation gain, and access points
- Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps, driving directions to each trailhead, and details on where to park
- Full-color photos throughout
- Expert Advice: Seasoned hikers Miles Howard and Kelsey Perrett reveal their experienced insights, local secrets, and honest opinions of each trail
- Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, protecting the environment, and getting park passes, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife
Exploring the region by car? Check out Moon New England Road Trip.
About the Author
Miles Howard grew up in Massachusetts, where he and his family headed north to the mountains every summer. As a young hiker and later, a live-in caretaker and staff manager for the Appalachian Mountain Club's wilderness hut system, he honed his love for the great outdoors. Any given day on the job as a professional mountain man could have involved dispensing trail advice, cooking a five-course meal for 60 people, or immobilizing a broken leg. In his spare time, he would toss a few Snickers bars in a bag and explore the landscape by foot.
He eventually traded his hiking boots for hi-tops and moved to Boston, where he wrote for the Boston Phoenix and eventually launched a freelance career. Along the way, he also researched and wrote his first book: a study of Millennial-aged adults in America, their political beliefs, and their thoughts on the 2016 US election.
Miles still lives in Boston today, but takes every chance he gets to return to the New England wilderness he calls home.
Kelsey Perrett grew up in north central Massachusetts, in the shadows of Mount Wachusett and Mount Watatic. It was there that she developed an admiration for New England's steep rugged trails and bald granite faces, and a passion for backpacking, trail running, and wilderness medicine. She eventually traveled across the country (and others!) to bag peaks and seek out scenic vistas, but returned to where she felt most at home: performing trail work with the Appalachian Mountain Club in the Berkshires and White Mountains.
She honed her writing career at New England's Yankee Magazine, and wrote for publications like VineyardVisitor.com and GreatRuns.com, where she is still a contributing editor. Kelsey holds a Wilderness First Responder certification and a trainer certification from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, among other environmental credentials. She lives in Boston.