hiking along a wooded trail in New England and stumbling upon the stone
foundation of a crumbled building, the wooden slats of the walls caved
in, the ironwork of the hinges still dangling on the burned out door.
This discovery piques your interest—what is this?
What’s its significance? How can you find out?
through History New England: Exploring the Region’s Past by
Trail. The hiking guidebook,
which profiles forty hikes (all trails, of varying degrees of
difficulty), goes beyond simply stating miles and directions and GPS
coordinates for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history
Historic Site, the only national park dedicated to American painting.
Trek around Walden Pond, where Thoreau solidified his theses on nature
and man. Learn about aboriginal New Englanders at Salt Bay Preserve,
where a 2,400 year-old shell midden provides clues left by ancient
Mainers. And more.
Make no mistake—this is a hiking book first and foremost,
rich photos and detailed maps, but with added extras and sidebars
detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity
along the way.