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Description - Hikes and Walks in the Berkshire Hills by Lauren R. Stevens

For almost fifteen years, Hikes & Walks in the Berkshire Hills has been the authority for those seeking to enjoy the Berkshires on foot. Often compared to the English Lake District, the Berkshires abound with country lanes, scenic vistas, and forest trails for hikers and strollers of all abilities. A region famed not only for natural beauty but also for culture, the Berkshires also offer theater, music, museums, historic homes, and scores of country inns, B&Bs, and restaurants. This newly revised and updated edition includes 12 new hikes and walks to discover in addition to: *56 hikes or walks, with variations *38 maps, with illustrated landmarks and USGS topographic relief * Colorful background on 21 Berkshire towns * Commentary on Berkshire natural history, local history, and flora and fauna Also included are guided walks for people with disabilities; a special section about the area's long hikes and trails, such as the Appalachian and Mohawk Trails; a detailed appendix for where to find boots, books, maps, and packs; and a bibliography for those who wish to learn more about this fascinating region. 15 black & white photos and 37 maps.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581570687
ISBN-10: 1581570686
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Countryman Press Inc.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lauren R. Stevens

Lauren R. Stevens is the author of several books, including The Berkshire Book, Hikes & Walks in the Berkshire Hills and Old Barns in the New World. He's a contributing writer to numerous periodicals, including The Berkshire Eagle, and he founded The Advocate in 1981. He has lived in the Berkshires for more than 40 years.

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