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Moon Take a Hike Boston

86 Hikes within 2 Hours of the City

First Edition, July 2011
Pages: 328

Price: $17.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598807608

Pastoral landscapes, craggy summits, and quiet, wooded hills lie just a stone’s throw from New England’s largest urban center. Because of the stunning scenery around the city, hiking in Boston is more than a trek around town. In Moon Take a Hike Boston, avid outdoorswoman Jacqueline Tourville shows you the best hikes in and around Boston—all within two hours of the city. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Tourville has all the bases covered.

Let Moon show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From Rhode Island, through Central Massachusetts and the Berkshires, and up to the White Mountains, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Boston.

What’s inside Moon Take a Hike Boston

Enjoy the very best of Boston Hiking with these itineraries:
    • Best for Bird-Watching
    • Best for Butt-Kickers
    • Best for Coastal Hikes
    • Best for Fall Foliage
    • Best Historical Hikes
    • Best Kid-Friendly Hikes
    • Best by Public Transportation
    • Best for Solitude
    • Best Summit Views
    • Best for Wheelchair Access
Discover the best hiking spots in:
    • Greater Boston
    • New Hampshire
    • Southern Maine
    • The Berkshires
    • Central Massachusetts
    • Cape Cod
    • Rhode Island

Jacqueline Tourville grew up hiking in the Adirondacks region of New York State. As an adult, she discovered the diverse terrain of New England while living in Boston. Today, she’s a busy freelance writer and is the author of the popular “Are We There Yet?” family travel column for Parenting New Hampshire magazine. She is also the co-author of the prenatal health guide Big, Beautiful and Pregnant, and has contributed numerous articles about health and outdoor living for both web and print publications. Jacqueline lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.