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Moon Take a Hike Boston

Moon Take a Hike Boston

First Edition
Hikes within Two Hours of the City
ISBN-10: 1598807609
ISBN-13: 9781598807608
Size: 5.375 x 8.375 inches
256 pages
$16.99 US
Rights: World
Published: May 2011

About the Book

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. Suggested lists of hikes include:

  • Best Historical Hikes
  • Best Summit Views
  • Best Coastal Hikes
  • Best Kid-Friendly Hikes
  • Best Butt-kickers
  • Best for Bird Watching
  • Best for Solitude
  • 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.
    Jacqueline Tourville
    About Jacqueline Tourville
    What kept Jacqueline Tourville sane when her daily commute came to a grinding halt in Boston traffic? Thinking about her hiking gear stored neatly in the trunk, ready for another weekend away from the urban hustle and bustle. From beginner-friendly, low terrain treks to alpine adventures in New England's higher elevations, Tourville’s Saturday escapes gave her the chance to explore just about every peak and valley in the incredibly diverse six-state region.

    Now living in New Hampshire with her husband and two children, Jacqueline is a busy freelance writer when not out on the trail, penning the popular “Are We There Yet?” family travel column for Parenting New Hampshire and writing numerous articles about health and outdoor living for web and print publications. Jacqueline’s first blisters from her first pair of hiking boots were the result of her first "real" hike, climbing New Hampshire favorite, Mount Monadnock. She writes about outdoor activities from the perspective of someone whose heels still wear a few scars from that day—sympathetic to beginners, but also with an eye on what experts want to know.

    Before becoming a writer, Jacqueline worked for many years as a public school teacher in the Boston area (she hold a master's degree in education). Social studies teacher by day, Jacqueline also led school-wide hiking retreats to Mount Monadnock, Mount Agamenticus (Maine), and Mount Tom (Massachusetts). Maybe it's because she grew up in the shadow of New York State's Adirondack Mountains, but to Jacqueline, it's just not right for kids to grow up without regularly breathing in some fresh mountain air!

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