AMC Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires - 3rd Edition

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Explore the Massachusetts section of the Appalachian Trail and more in AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires, a guide to 50 of the region's most wondrous trails that are doable in a day or less.


  • Features 50 recommended hikes for all ability levels with detailed route maps, as well as at-a-glance trip planner highlights for easy selection
  • Provides GPS coordinates to all trailheads, trail time, distance, difficulty and accessibility, as well as essays detailing the area's natural and social history
  • Also includes safety tips and what to pack for your journey

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From the publisher: 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 daylong adventures to winter trips, this guide is an essential 4-season reference for locals and visitors alike.
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John Burk

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