Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails, Featuring Monadnock, Cardigan, Kearsarge, Lakes Region

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-04-15
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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This trusted, comprehensive guide details more than 200 trails of southern New Hampshire’s beautiful mountains, parks, and nature areas. Compiled by the same expert editor as AMC’s White Mountain Guide, this new edition describes the most hike-worthy routes though in the region. Plan trips easily with twenty, all-new, detailed interior trail maps and the full-color, GPS-rendered, pull-out paper map, which now covers Mount Monadnock, Mount Cardigan, Mount Sunapee and Pillsbury state parks, and the Belknap Range. This is a must-have for every hiker who sets out to explore the central and southern regions of the Granite State.

Inside You'll Find:
  • More than 200 detailed trail descriptions, with more than twenty new trails and many new areas to explore
  • Full-color, GPS-rendered pull-out paper map of four popular trail networks with trail segment mileage
  • Distances, elevations, trip times, and trip-planning and safety information

Author Biography

Steven D. Smith has been a hiking enthusiast for over 30 years. He has served as the editor or co-editor of both the AMC White Mountain Guide and the AMC Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide for several editions. His connections to the hiking community abound, as a trail adopter, a search-and-rescue volunteer, and member of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee. He lives in Lincoln, NH.

Table of Contents


Locator Map
At-a-Glance Trip Planner
How to Use This Book
Trip Planning and Safety

Section 1: York County
1. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
2. Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park
3. Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region
4. Wells Reserve at Laudholm
5. Edwin L. Smith Preserve
6. Saco Beach Loop
7. Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area
8. Sawyer Mountain Highlands

Section 2: Casco Bay
9. Eastern Trail/Scarborough Marsh
10. Spring Point Shoreway
11. Forest City Trail
12. Mackworth Island
13. Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
14. Bradbury to Pineland Corridor Trail and Bradbury Mountain State Park
15. Harpswell Cliff Trail

Section 3: Midcoast
16. Cathance River Nature Preserve
17. Whiskeag Trail
18. Center Pond Preserve
19. Reid State Park
20. Ovens Mouth Preserve
21. Salt Bay Heritage Trail
22. La Verna Nature Preserve
23. Monhegan Island
24. Northern Headwaters Trail
25. Hidden Valley Nature Center
26. Georges Highland Path/Ragged Mountain
27. Fernald’s Neck Preserve
28. Camden Hill State Park
29. Little River Community Trail

Section 4: Acadia National Park
30. Beach Cliff and Mountain Loops
31. Six Peaks Circuit
32. Cadillac Mountain Traverse
33. Ocean Path

Section 5: Downeast
34. Great Pond Mountain
35. Witherle Woods Preserve
36. Blue Hill Mountain Loop
37. Edgar M. Tennis Preserve
38. Branch Lake Public Forest
39. Amherst Mountains Community Forest
40. Tunk Mountain
41. Mayberry Cove Trail
42. Long Ledges Preserve/Baker Hill Easement
43. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
44. Great Wass Island
45. Machias River Heritage Trail
46. Roque Bluffs State Park
47. Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land
48. Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
49. Quoddy Head State Park
50. Shackford Head State Park

Nature and History Essays
The King’s Pines
Great Fire of 1947
East Coast Greenway
Fairy Houses
Maine’s Land Conservation Movement
Whaleback Shell Midden
Poets, Artists, and Writers Along the Maine Coast
Acadia’s Carriage Roads
Maine’s Sustainable Lobster Fishery
Maine’s Ice Age Trail

About the Appalachian Mountain Club
AMC in Maine
AMC Book Updates

Rewards Program

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