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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

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The mid-Atlantic's best day hikes on the AT!

If you're looking for fun and adventure on the Appalachian Trail, look no further. You hold in your hands an exciting guide to 43 trails in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. They have been tested and approved for families with young kids, veteran hikers, and everyone in between. There are mellow hikes, steep hikes, and hikes through forests. Visit well-known sites, such as Harpers Ferry, the Delaware Water Gap, Bear Mountain State Park, and the Hudson Highlands. Along the way, experience abundant overlooks, Civil War memorials, state parks, waterfalls, and more!

Matt Willen provides detailed information on the best day hikes along this 450-mile stretch of trail. Many of the hikes make use of the AT's vast network of side trails to create loop- and balloon-configuration trips, as well as out-and-back excursions. Each profile includes GPS-based trailhead coordinates, trail maps, and elevation profiles, as well as pertinent information on the natural history of the hike and recommendations for other activities in the area. Ratings for scenery, trail condition, accessibility for children, difficulty, and solitude ensure that you choose the right trails for your specific needs and interests.

This carefully curated collection of short segments offers a new approach to enjoying the granddaddy of America's trails!

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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The South's best day hikes on the Appalachian Trail!

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South details 45 hikes along the AT from the trail's southern terminus atop Georgia's Springer Mountain north through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. These superlative treks visit overlooks, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and wilderness, as well as scenic, cultural, and historical sites--even trail towns. This selection of hikes reflects the great variety of features the southern AT provides, and the guide is authored by the Southeast's most experienced outdoor writer, Johnny Molloy.

Guide to West Virginia Rail Trails

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Hiker Trash: Notes Sketches Plus Other Detritus from the Appalachian Trail

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A collage of backpacking culture, Hiker Trash offers a glimpse of the off-beat, diverse community that is drawn to thru-hiking the country's oldest long-distance trail. It features a collection of original illustrations by author and artist Sarah Kaizar, as well as color photos by Nicholas Reichard and excerpts from the Appalachian Trail's famed shelter log books that highlight hikers' thoughts, fears, frustrations, and joys.

Kaizar thru-hiked the AT in 2015, a six-month, 2,200mile journey through fourteen states during which she had plenty of time to reflect and heal following the death of her father. Intricate and arresting, her drawings are created in pen-and-ink with colorful acrylic washes; they capture the character of the trail and its shelters as well as the hikers who find respite under the roofs and in the log pages. Fellow AT thru-hiker and professional photographer Nicholas Reichard's images provide another layer of perspective and community.

Hiker's Guide to Civil War Trails in the Mid-Atlantic Region

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Hiker's Guide to Civil War Trails in the Mid-Atlantic Region includes 27 day-hikes around battlefields, along lines of march, and through defensive works. Each hike is accompanied by a simple but clear topo map and trail description as well as historical information about the events that happened along the path the hike follows and the significance of those events.
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Shenandoah and Rappahannock River Guide 2nd Edition

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The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers are ideal for relaxation and enjoying nature in a number of ways. Whether you are casting to smallmouth in a quiet pool, shooting through whitewater, or just taking in the beauty and history of the place, The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers Guide will help you enjoy being out on the water.This completely revised and updated edition reveals the best angling spots, every rapid and access point, and where the best wildlife and scenery are found, making this an essential guide for rivergoers of all kinds. As a bonus, Ingram includes lots of information on trout fishing in the tributaries, smallmouth bass tactics, birding, and history.

Towpath Guide to the C&O Canal

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The classic, must-have guidebook to the C&O Canal is back! With new photos and research, updated maps, and a 21st century makeover, Thomas Hahn’s labor of love remains the most comprehensive mile-by-mile guide to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Journey 184.5 miles past former wharfs and foundries on the Georgetown waterfront, through quant Potomac River towns, to the mountainous region of western Maryland, while exploring all of the canal locks, lockhouses, aqueducts, and culverts along the way. Read how raging floodwaters and Civil War armies wreaked havoc on canal structures. Discover nature, geology, and 19th century engineering feats, as well as stories of the laborers, locktenders, and canallers who made the C&O a monument to human ingenuity and endurance. Deftly balancing engineering details with colorful anecdote and lore, Hahn’s guidebook is the go-to resource for all things C&O. Paperback, 276 pages.
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Trekking on a Trail Hiking Adventures for Kids

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Children's activity book that teaches fun activities to do when hiking, whether in the backyard or in the wilderness.

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Virginia Rail Trails Crossing the Commonwealth

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Take a tour of Virginia's scenic rail trails with author Joe Tennis as he explores restored train stations, discovers a railroad's lost island graveyard and crosses the commonwealth on its idyllic paths.


These classic rail lines of Virgina that were once only accessible to train engineers or a few lucky passengers can now be enjoyed by anyone looking for a scenic hike or bike ride. The trails highlight the natural beauty of Old Dominion, from the sunrise side of the Eastern Shore to the setting sun at the Cumberland gap, and each trail, with names like the "Virginia Creeper" and the "Dick & Willie," has a personality and grandeur all its own.

Patch Harpers Ferry Heritage Trail

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Consider awarding your scout troop with this trail patch or just add to your collection. Fusible. Measures 4” x 3 ½”