By Elizabeth L. Dugger
Cape Cod, the Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills, Nantucket, Martha's winery, Boston, Quabbin Reservoir and alongside the Housatonic – those are only many of the areas lined during this exact advisor, the one ebook that attracts jointly the entire actions within the sector. Take to the paths in nation forests, splash round in a rowboat on a quiet inland lake, or get severe with the very best whitewater rafting possibilities in the rustic. An additional measurement in those states is the feel of Colonial and innovative historical past, and Beth Dugger covers all of it. Maps, photographs, index.
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There is a period when the length of the beach is not fully available for hiking: the time when the piping plover, a bird federally listed as threatened, is nesting and fledging. This tends to be April 1 to July 1; a few sections sometimes remain closed until late August to protect the birds. But the boardwalks and observation areas are always open. 4-mile interpretive trail at Hellcat Swamp, divided into the Dunes Trail and the Marsh Trail. Stay on the path – there’s a lot of poison ivy in all seasons.
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