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Walk 'N Mass Volkssport Club

6 Ledgewood Dr
Danvers, MA 01923
Sue Robertson
(978) 774-6449

Two Town Walking Club

944 Bay Rd
South Hamilton, MA 01982
Arthur Crosbie
(978) 468-4243

Northeast Region AVA

80 Wingate Rd
Holliston, MA 01746
Phil Hait
(508) 429-2988

Abington WOW Group

(781) 982-2145
Abington Council on Aging
500 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

Acton Striders

(978) 264-9643
Acton Council on Aging
Town Hall
472 Main St.
Acton, MA 01720

Senior Hoofers

(413) 743-8333
Adams Council on Aging
18 East St.
Adams, MA 01220

Agawam Walkers

(413) 786-0400
Agawam Senior Center
(413) 821-0605
Meadow Brook Manor
Agawam, MA 01001

Amherst Walk and Talkers

(413) 259-3136
Amherst Senior Center
70 Boltwood St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Millenium Walkers

(781) 316-3420
Arlington Senior Association
27 Maple St.
Arlington, MA 02476

Attleboro Wanderers Walking Club

(508) 223-2235
Attleboro Council on Aging
25 South Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703

Attleboro Housing Authority

(508) 222-0151 Ext. 208
37 Carlon St.
Attleboro, MA 02703

Bedford COA Walking Club

Bedford Council on Aging
12 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730


(413) 323-0420
Belchertown Council on Aging
60 State St.
Belchertown, MA 01007

Bellingham Birders

(508) 883-8254
Bellingham Senior Center/YMCA
40 Blackstone St.
Bellingham, MA 02019

Gab and Gait

(978) 921-6017
Beverly Council on Aging
90 Colon St.
Beverly, MA 01915

Hale House Walking Club

(617) 536-3726
Hale House
273 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116

Laboure Walking Club

Laboure Adult Day Health Center
376 W. Ford St.
South Boston, MA 02120

The Sensational Seniors

(617) 541-2461
Reggie Lewis Center
1350 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02120

Aliancianos Unidos

(617) 232-0634
La Alianza Hispana
63 Parker Hill Ave.
Boston, MA 02119

Be All You Can Be

(617) 437-0789
Four Corners Community Health Center
521 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center

(617) 542-7488
25 Stuart St. 5/F
Boston, MA 02116

South Boston Senior Services (Ethos)

(617) 522-6700 ext 331
555 Amory St.
Boston, MA 02130

Brewster Walking Club

(508) 896-2737
Brewster Council on Aging
1673 Main St.
Brewster, MA 02631

Ousam Indians

(508) 697-0929
Bridgewater Council on Aging
10 Wally Kruegar Way
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Shoe City Walkers Walking Club

Brockton Council on Aging
36 Main St., 3rd Floor
Brockton, MA 02301

Sole Mates

(617) 730-2770
Brookline Council on Aging
93 Winchester St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Cambridge Citywide Walking Club

(617) 349-6044
Cambridge Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Carlisle Walking Group

(978) 371-2895
Carlisle Council on Aging
P.O. Box 827
Carlisle, MA 01741

Golden Age Seniors

(617) 635-5175
Charlestown Community Center
382 Main St.
Charlestown, MA 02129

Chatham Walkers

(508) 945-5190
Chatham Council on Aging and Senior Center
193 Stonyhill Road
Chatham, MA 02633

Walky-Talkys of Charlton

(508) 248-2379
Charlton Council on Aging
37 Main St.
Charlton, MA 01507

Chelmsford Senior Center Walking Group

(978) 251-0533
Chelmsford Senior Center
75 Groton Rd.
Chelmsford, MA 01863

Chelsea Walking Club

(617) 889-2520
Chelsea Senior Center and Council on Aging
10 Riley Way
Chelsea, MA 02150

Chesterfield Walking Club

(413) 296-4007
Chesterfield COA
P.O. Box 7
Chesterfield, MA 01012

Chicopee Walking Keys

Chicopee Senior Center
7 Valley View Ct.
Chicopee, MA 01020

Spirited Walkers

(978) 365-9416
Clinton Council on Aging
200 High St.
Clinton, MA 01510

Harbor Point Walking Club

(617) 288-4569
Housing Opportunities Unlimited
1 North Point Drive
Dorchester, MA 02125

The Walking Club

John Madden Senior Center
1500 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122

Senior Dux

(781) 934-5774
Duxbury Council on Aging
Duxbury Town Hall
878 Tremont St.
Duxbury, MA 02332

Morning Glory Walkers

(413) 525-5436
East Longmeadow Council on Aging
328 North Main St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Chancellor Trotters

(413) 525-8150
Chancellor Gardens
50 Benton Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Easton Walking Club

(508) 230-3305
Easton Council on Aging
136 Elm St.
Easton, MA 02356

The Pace Setters

Cambridge Health Alliance
391 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149

The Walking Club

(508) 620-4819
Callahan Senior Center
535 Union Ave.
Framingham, MA 01701

Healthy Partners Walking Club

(508) 875-3100 ext. 18
Jewish Family Services of Metrowest
475 Franklin St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Franklin Trail Blazers

(508) 520-4946
Franklin Senior Center
80 West Central St.
Franklin, MA 02038

Mount Walkers

(978) 632-3316
Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green St.
Gardner, MA 01440

Granby Walking Club

(413) 467-3239
Granby Council on Aging
257 State St.
Granby, MA 01033

Groton Council on Aging

(978) 448-1170
173 Main St.
Groton, MA 01450

Dandi Liners

(413) 586-4023
Hadley Council on Aging
46 Middle St.
Hadley, MA 01035

Halifax Hoofers

(781) 293-7313
Halifax Council on Aging
506 Plymouth St.
Halifax, MA 02338


(781) 878-6361
Hanover Council on Aging
624 Circuit St.
Hanover, MA 02339

Hanson Senior Trotters

(781) 293-2683
Hanson Council on Aging
132 Maquan St.
Hanson, MA 02341

Harwich Hikers

(508) 430-7550
Harwich Council on Aging
728 Main St.
Harwich, MA 02645

Bethany Road Runners

(978) 374-2164
Bethany Homes
22 Phoenix Row
Haverhill, MA 01830


(781) 741-1458
Hingham Council on Aging
224 Central St.
Hingham, MA 02043

Senior Walkers of Holden

(508) 829-0270
Holden Council on Aging
1128 Main St.
Holden, MA 01520

Hopedale Walking Club

(508) 473-9310
Hopedale Community House
Hope St.
Hopedale, MA 01747

The Walkers

(978) 568-9638
Hudson Council on Aging
29 Church St.
Hudson, MA 01749

Barnstable Happy Hoofers

(508) 862-4750
Barnstable Senior Center
825 Falmouth Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

Hyde Park Walking Group

(617) 361-1187
15 Chittick Road
Hyde Park, MA 02136

Nate Smith House Walking Club

(617) 524-2294
Nate Smith House
155 Lamartine St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Kingston Walkers

(781) 585-0511
Kingston Council on Aging
Reed Center, 33A Summer St.
P.O. Box 234
Kingston, MA 02364

Fallen Arches

(413) 448-2682
Lanesboro Council on Aging
83 North Main St.
Lanesboro, MA 01237

Leicester Walkers

(508) 892-8732
Leicester Senior Center
3 Washburn Square
Leicester, MA 01524

Leominster Walking Club

(978) 534-7511
Leominster Senior Center
5 Pond St.
Leominster, MA 01453

Dracot Walking Group

Dracot Council on Aging
951 Mammoth Road
Dracot, MA 01826

Lowell Walking Group

(978) 970-4135
Lowell Council on Aging
400 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01854

Ludlow Senior Center Sunflowers

(413) 583-3564
Ludlow Senior Center
37 Chestnut St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Malden Walkers

(781) 397-7144
200 Pleasant St., Rm. 121
Malden, MA 02148

Body and Sole

(978) 526-7500
Manchester Council on Aging
Town Hall, Central St.
Manchester, MA 01944 1399

Puddle Ducks

(508) 261-7368
Mansfield Council on Aging
255 Hope St.
Mansfield, MA 02048

Marion Walking Club

(508) 748-3570
Marion Council on Aging
2 Spring St.
Marion, MA 02738

Marlboro COA Walking Club

(508) 485-6492
Marlboro Council on Aging
250 Main St.
Marlboro, MA 01752

Marshfield Walking Club

(781) 834-5581
Marshfield Council on Aging
1 Library Plaza
Marshfield, MA 02050

Mashpee Walkers Talkers

(508) 539-1440
Mashpee Council on Aging
500 Greatneck Road North
Mashpee, MA 02649

Fieldstone Walking Club

(617) 265-4919
Fieldstone Apartments

Mattapan, MA 02124

Shangri La Walking Club

(617) 298-0986
Colorado St. Citizens Group
24 Colorado St.
Mattapan, MA 02126

Medway Senior Walkers

(508) 533-7236
Medway COA
76 Oakland St.
Medway, MA 02053

Medford Walking Club

(781) 396-6010
Medford Council on Aging
101 Riverside Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Medway Walking Club

(508) 533-3210
Medway Senior Center
76 Oakland St.
Medway, MA 02053

Millbury Walking Club

(508) 865-9154
Millbury COA
One River St.
Millbury, MA 01527

Silver Sneakers

(508) 473-8334
Milford Senior Center
60 North Bow St.
Milford, MA 01757

The Millis Milers

(508) 376-7051
Millis Senior Center
900 Main St.
Millis, MA 02054

Milton Marchers

(617) 898-1094
Milton Council on Aging
10 Walnut St.
Milton, MA 02186

Charles River Walking Club

(508) 653-8856
Deaconess Glover Hospital
148 Chestnut St.
Needham, MA 02492

Senior Walking Club

(781) 455-7537
Needham Park and Recreation Department
1471 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

New Bedford Walking Club

(508) 997-4882
New Bedford Council on Aging
572 Pleasant St.
New Bedford, MA 02740

Newbury Walking Group

(978) 462-8114
Newbury Council on Aging
63 Hanover St.
Newbury, MA 01951

Early Morning Walkers

(617) 796-1500
Newton Parks & Recreation
70 Crescent St.
Newton, MA 02466

Young at Heart Walkers

(413) 662-3125
North Adams Council on Aging
116 Ashland St.
North Adams, MA 01247

Sunshine Gang

(508) 393-5035
Northboro Senior Center
1 Centre Drive
Northboro, MA 01532

Norwood Walking Club

(781) 762-1201
Norwood Senior Center
275 Prospect St.
Norwood, MA 02062

Oak Bluffs Walking Club

(508) 693-4509
Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Wamsutta Ave.
P.O. Box 573
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Oakham Walking Club

(508) 882-3358
Oakham Council on Aging
P.O. Box 173
Oakham, MA 01068

Orleans Walking Club

(508) 255-6333
Orleans Council on Aging
150 Rock Harbor Road
Orleans, MA 02635

Peabody TLC Walking Club

(978) 531-2254
Peabody Council on Aging
286 Newbury St., # 45
Peabody, MA 01960

Walking Group

(781) 294-8220
Pembroke Council on Aging
Town Hall, 100 Center St.
Pembroke, MA 02359

Breakfast Club

(413) 499-9346
Senior Center, YMCA, and Melbourne Place
330 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Plainville Walking Club

(508) 699-7384
Friends of Plainville Seniors
9 School St.
Plainville, MA 02762

Plymouth Rockers

(508) 830-4230
Plymouth Council on Aging
130 Court St.
Plymouth, MA 02360


(781) 585-8160
85 Ring Road
Plympton, MA 02367

Princeton Walkers

(978) 464-5977
Princeton Council on Aging
6 Towne Hall Dr.
Princeton, MA 01541

Walk of Ages

(617) 471-5712
Beechwood Community Cente
440 East Squantum St.
Quincy, MA 02171

Raynham Walkers

(508) 824-2740
Park and Recreation
2215 King Philip St. PO Box 84
Raynham, MA 02768

In Town Walkers

(781) 942-9057
Reading Elder Services
16 Lowell St.
Reading, MA 01867

Rehoboth Walking Club

(508) 252-3372
Rehoboth Council on Aging
320 Anawan St.
Rehoboth, MA 02769

Rochester Rockettes

(508) 763-8723
Rochester Council on Aging
1 Constitution Rd.
Rochester, MA 02770

Walkie Talkies

(978) 546-2573
Rockport Council on Aging
4 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966

Pondside Patrollers

(617) 363-2329
Rogerson Community Adult Day Health
23 Florence St.
Roslindale, MA 02131

Roslindale House Walking Club

(617) 327-1503
Roslindale House
120 Poplar St.
Roslindale, MA 02131


(617) 427-7175 x243
La Alianza Hispana, Inc.
409 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Council Towers Walkers Club

(617) 427-8194
Council Towers
2875 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Saint Joseph Walking Club

(617) 427-3326
Saint Joseph Community Housing
86 Crispus Atticks Pl.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Roxbury Holy Temple Church

(617) 442-1531
14 Lambert Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Roxbury Tenants of Harvard

(617) 232-0400
11 New Whitney St.
Boston, MA 02115

Rutland Early Birds

(508) 886-9004
Rutland Council on Aging
250 Main St.
Rutland, MA 01543

Scituate Walking Club

(781) 545-8722
Scituate Senior Center and Council on Aging
27 Brook St.
Scituate, MA 02066

Seekonk Trotters

(508) 336-8772
Seekonk Council on Aging
320 Pleasant St.
Seekonk, MA 02771

Shrewsbury Senior Steppers

(508) 841-8640
Shrewsbury Council on Aging
15 Parker Rd.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Somerville Strollers

(617) 625-6600
Somerville Council on Aging
167 Holland St.
Somerville, MA 02143

Senior Striders

(508) 229-4452
Southborough Recreation
17 Common St.
Southborough, MA 01772

Walk and Talk

(413) 538-5042
South Hadley Council on Aging
45 Dayton St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Walking Wildcats

Department of Elder Affairs
1600 East Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA 01103

Stoughton Striders

(781) 344-8514
Stoughton Council on Aging
110 Rockland St.
Stoughton, MA 02072

Apple Dumpling Gang

(978) 897-1880
Stow Council on Aging
380 Great Rd.
Stow, MA 01775

Sturbridge Walking Club

(978) 443-3055
Sturbridge Council on Aging
PO Box 746
Sturbridge, MA 01776

Walking for the Health of It

(508) 234-0703
Sutton Senior Center
20 Hough Road
Sutton, MA 01590

Swansea Steppers

(508) 676-1831
Swansea Council on Aging
450 Ocean Grove Avenue
Swansea, MA 02777

Templeton Walking Club

(978) 632-4592
Templeton Council on Aging
PO Box 244 E. Templeton
Templeton, MA 01438

Swinging Seniors

(978) 640-4473
Tewksbury Senior Center
175 Chandler St. Tewksbury, MA 01876

Keep Walking and Smiling

(978) 887-1523
Topsfield Council on Aging
Town Hall, 8 W. Common St.
Topsfield, MA 01983

Upton Walk Club

(508) 529-4558
Upton Senior Center
1 Centennial Drive
P. O. Box 610
Upton, MA 01568

Walpole Walk a Longs

(508) 668-3330
Walpole Council on Aging
135 School St., Town Hall
Walpole, MA 02081

Webster Walkers

(508) 949 3845
Webster Council on Aging
116 School St.
Webster, MA 01570

Wellesley Keep Moving

(781) 237-1577
Wellesley Council on Aging
219 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

Westborough Walking Club

(508) 366-3000
Westborough Council on Aging
4 Rogers Road
Westborough, MA 01581

Wee Bee Walkers

(508) 588-4418
Council on Aging
2 Spring St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Westfield Walkers

(413) 562-9624
Council on Aging
40 Main St.
Westfield, MA 01085

Walkers of Westminster

(978) 874-7402
Westminster Council on Aging and Friendship Club
127 Main St.
Westminster, MA 01473

J.O.Y. (Just Over Youth) Walkers

(617) 994-9808
75 Eastwood Circle
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Rise and Shine Walkers

(413) 263-3264
West Springfield Council on Aging
128 Park Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089

Weston Walkers

(781) 893-0154
Weston Council on Aging
20 Alphabet Lane
Weston, MA 02493

Weymouth Happy Hikers

(781) 337-9702
Weymouth Council on Aging
182 Green St.
Weymouth, MA 02191

Toll House Cookies

(781) 447-7619
Whitman Council on Aging
16 Hayden Avenue
Whitman, MA 02382


Jolly Walkers of Whitinville
Alternatives Unlimited
54 Douglas Rd.
Whitinville, MA 01588

Wilbraham Walkie Talkies

(413) 543-8201
Wilbraham Senior Center
88 Stony Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Winchendon Council on Aging

(978) 297-0415
108 Ipswich Drive
Winchendon, MA 01475

Viking Striders

(617) 846-8538
Winthrop Council on Aging
35 Harvard St.
Winthrop, MA 02152

Worcester Walkers

(508) 799-5067
Worcester Elder Affairs
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St.
Worcester, MA 01604

Trail Blazers

(508) 384-5425
Wrentham Council on Aging
PO Box 480
Wrentham, MA 02093

Walking Group

(508) 760-4810
Yarmouth Council on Aging
528 Forest Road
Yarmouth, MA 02664

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Massachusetts Hiking Trails Guidebooks

Hiking Massachusetts

Hiking Massachusetts stands out from other hiking books for its organization and informational approach. Best feature: for each hike there is an elevation graph which displays a line which represents a cross-section of the trail. The line rises and falls with the elevation of the hike. This feature alone is worth the price of the book, as you can tell at a glance how steep your hike will be. The book also has a generous helping of maps and photos, and generous informational sidebars (where to eat, schedule, fees, surface, who owns the land, what other trail users you can expect, and more).

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Massachusetts Trail Guide

For 45 years hikers have relied on the Appalachian Mountain Club's Massachusetts Trail Guide to provide the most comprehensive guide available about the Bay State's beautiful and diverse terrain. This revised and updated edition provides detailed descriptions of more than 360 trails across the state, including 15 new trails not included in the previous edition. You'll also find a brand-new, GPS-rendered pull-out map, with trail segment mileage, improved color scheme, and better mountain peak icons. Locator maps at the beginning of each section have also been improved, and now include elevation gains. Whether you're looking for a short excursion in the Blue Hills, a daylong adventure on Mount Greylock, or an overnight trip along the Appalachian Trail, this is a must-have for every hiker trekking in Massachusetts.

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50 Hikes in Massachusetts

Massachusetts spans a splendid diversity of hiking terrain, and this completely updated fourth edition of 50 Hikes in Massachusetts takes you to the state's most stunning locations. This guidebook introduces miles of terrain to hikers, birders, beachcombers and meanderers of all levels, including gentle walks suitable for the entire family, and rugged outings for experienced hikers. As geologists, Brian White and John Brady add fresh depth with observations on the geology, plant, and animal lore included with each hike. Bartholomew's Cobble may be a brief three-miler, but its fascinating history spans thousands of years. The Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is a mecca for birders, and the giant boulder maze left by glaciers long ago lend a sense of enchantment to the hike. Fields of wildflowers, towering summits, deep forests, windswept beaches, and historical curiosities are among the treasures you'll encounter on these hikes.

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Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

Discover 50 of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts, from short nature walks to long day hikes that reward with spectacular views. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, this guide leads explorers through the region's varied and scenic natural areas, from Bash Bish Falls in the Southern Berkshires to Mount Greylock in the north. Several hikes are on the Appalachian Trail, and two of the region's popular rail-trails are also included. Many trips are near Berkshires destinations, such as Great Barrington, Lenox, and Williamstown. Each trip description includes a detailed map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty. You'll also find tips on the best trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and nature notes on the area's plentiful flora and fauna. From short family nature walks to day-long adventures to winter trips, this guide is an essential four-season reference for locals and visitors alike.

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Walks and Rambles on Cape Cod and the Islands

Walks and Rambles on Cape Cod and the Islands is a guide to the sandy beaches, old whaling towns, lighthouses, cranberry bogs and sheltered coves of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The region includes some of the best bird-watching trails in the Northeast section of the country: salt marsh walks, woodland rambles, beach strolls, wildlife refuges, and the 40-mile-long Cape Cod National Seashore. With a climate tempered by the sea, summers lingering into fall and winters are mild enough for all year-round hiking. Of the 35 walks described in this edition, 24 are mainland jaunts, seven explore Martha's Vineyard, and four are on Nantucket. Each description includes a map, directions to the trailhead and commentary on local and natural history.

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Hiking the Pioneer Valley

Hiking the Pioneer Valley describes 30 of the best areas to explore on foot in one of the most beautiful yet overlooked regions of Massachusetts: Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. Each hike has detailed maps and directions with accompanying photographs to give the hiker a better appreciation of the hidden beauty and natural resources available to residents and visitors to the region. The 30 hikes represent the best possible variety of scenery, challenge and terrain that the valley has to offer. The section on hiking with children will be invaluable to parents lacking knowledge of where to bring them along. Common sense advice on equipment, safety, and weather as well as a detailed list of area hiking organizations, land trusts and available maps round out the body of the text.

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Walking the Cape and Islands

The Cape and Islands - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket - provide some of the best walking and hiking in coastal New England. There is a great variety of terrain and scenery, from the crashing Atlantic Ocean to pristine kettle ponds, from densely wooded tracts to open expanses of salt marsh, and from sandy shorelines to wildflower-carpeted grasslands. Walking the Cape and Islands is the first comprehensive guide to the area's best walking and hiking trails. It includes: 72 walks ranging in length from 0.4 miles to 11.2 miles and in difficulty from easy to difficult; for each walk, a complete route description, driving directions to the trailhead, and a detailed, easy-to-read map; at-a-glance Info providing essential information such as distance, difficulty, time to walk, trail surface, and more; trail-use data showing whether bicycles, dogs, or hunting are allowed on the described route; and health stats showing the number of steps and estimated calories burned. Although designed primarily for walkers and hikers, this book will also appeal to joggers and mountain bicyclists. The book is illustrated with photographs by the author, a professional photographer.

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Hiking the SuAsCo Watershed

Hiking the SuAsCo Watershed is the only comprehensive guidebook for exploring the woods and waters of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. Author and photographer Jill Phelps Kern provides hikers, walkers and nature enthusiasts with many opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of this unique watershed area. A total of thirty hikes are outlined here; together they represent a variety of scenery, terrain and hiking challenges. Each hike description includes detailed maps, trail directions, photographs, and inspired commentary. Whether you're an experienced day-hiker, a casual walker with children, or a nature lover who simply seeks the peace of the outdoors, this guidebook offers everything you need to know to start exploring this area.

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Best Hikes With Dogs: Boston and Beyond

KIndle Edition - Best Hikes With Dogs: Boston and Beyond

Explore the classic beauty of the Commonwealth State's wild areas with your dog. Whether you're in bustling Beantown, the peaceful Berkshires, or out for a beach walk on the Cape, you and your canine buddy will have a blast on the trail. Areas covered in this guide include Dogtown Commons, Estabrook Woods, Callahan State Park, Blue Hills Reservation, Mount Watatic, island beaches, and much more. This guide offers tips on trail etiquette, hiking with dogs and their special needs, minimizing negative impacts, what to do when you meet other hikers, dealing with wildlife encounters, and unique skills for preparing your dog for the Massachusetts mainland and island terrain. * Great mix of interesting urban and rural trails. * All trails guaranteed to be dog-friendly and dog-fun. * Extensive info on canine hikers and special needs.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston

With a helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests - best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing or seeing waterfalls, best hikes with historic sites and more - this guide allows hikers of all skill levels to find their perfect hike. With so many hiking opportunities in the Boston area, it takes a local expert to sort them out and find the best of the best within roughly an hour's drive. Boston native Helen Weatherall has got you covered, profiling Boston's best scenic day hikes. Helen hiked each trail, gathering trail data using state-of-the-art GPS technology. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.

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Massachusetts Hiking

Massachusetts Hiking is a compact guide covering Massachusetts' best hiking spots - including the Berkshires, greater Boston, and Cape Cod - perfect for hikers looking for scenic, back-country trails. Hiker and travel columnist Jacqueline Tourville offers her firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlight maps make planning your time easy. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and ratings for difficulty, as well as easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions that lead to a hiker's sanctuary.

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Berkshire and Taconic Trails: A Ranger's Guide

See the Berkshires and Taconics through a forest ranger's eyes! Conservation professional Edward Henry, acclaimed author of Catskill Trails and Gunks Trails, leads the way to the best vistas and scenic sites of the Berkshire and Taconic mountains of Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Connecticut, providing scientific interpretation along the way and insights into the region's geology, wildlife biology, botany, forest ecology, meteorology, and human history. Featuring maps, photographs, GPS coordinates, keys to hikes, and detailed directions to: Lenox Mountain and Yokun Seat, Saddle Ball Mountain, Mount Greylock, Spruce Mountain and Crum Hill, Spruce Hill, White Rocks and the Snow Hole, Berlin Mountain, Dorset Peak, Mount Equinox, Alander Mountain, Mount Everett and Mount Race, Monument Mountain, East Mountain, Bear Mountain, Brace and Frissell.

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Doggin' The Berkshires

Kindle Edition - Doggin' The Berkshires

Doggin' The Berkshires: The 33 Best Places To Hike With Your Dog In Western Massachusetts explores the area's best trails with your best friend in mind. The Berkshire Hills can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive you can be scaling mountains that leave your dog panting, exploring impossibly green glens that will set tails to wagging or circling lakes for miles where swim-loving dogs never lose sight of the water. This guides focuses on the parks that are good choices to take your dog. It will tell you the ones dog owners needn't bother with and feature the places that welcome your dog. For dog-friendly parks it describes the trail options for your dog, evaluates park traffic from other users, tells you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.

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Walking sticks are helpful for maintaining balance, maneuvering,
and reducing stress on the back, knees, legs, and feet.

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The Walking Sticks Store stocks numerous inexpensive hand carved walking sticks. Some of our walking sticks include useful features such as a compass, a thermometer, or a camera-binocular mounting screw, and others can be separated into three pieces and stored in a compact carrying case.

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