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The New Hiking the Monadnock Region

44 Nature Walks and Day-Hikes in the Heart of New England

The New Hiking the Monadnock Region will lead you through forests and meadows, over small mountains and gentle hills, around ponds and sanctuaries, and along streams and abandoned roads. This detailed and informative guide, fully expanded and updated, now includes a beautifully rendered map for each hike and also provides information on flora and fauna, as well as local history and nearby sightseeing destinations. In addition, the book contains specialized information for the beginning hiker and for parents hiking with children, lists of hiking and conservation organizations, and other helpful resources. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a family with children, an amateur naturalist, a lifelong resident of the region, or a visitor, this is your essential guide to enjoying one of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in the northeast.

288 pages | 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

Sport and Recreation


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Table of Contents

Preface •Introduction • STARTER HIKES • Shieling Forest • Ponemah Bog • The Heald Tract • Betsy Fosket Sanctuary • Sucker Brook Cove, Silver Lake • EASY HIKES • Gap Mountain • Joe English Reservation • Greenfield-French Roads • Sheldrick Forest • Beech Hill • Goose Pond • McCabe Forest • Monroe Hill, Fox Forest • Edward MacDowell Lake • Meetinghouse Pond • Eliza Adams Gorge • Pitcher Mountain • High Blue • Bear Den Geological Park • MODERATE HIKES • Peirce Reservation • Purgatory Falls • Granite Town Rail-Trail • North Pack Monadnock Mountain • Pack Monadnock Mountain • Temple Mountain (North) • Temple Mountain (South) • Kidder Mountain • Stony Top, Pratt Mountain • 1Mount Watatic • Skatutakee Mountain • Bald Mountain • Crotched Mountain • Little Monadnock Mountain • Honey Hill • Fall Mountain • Mount Pisgah • Madame Sherri Forest • Mount Wantastiquet • Warwick Preserve • Monte Rosa, Mount Monadnock • DIFFICULT HIKES • Marlboro Trail, Mount Monadnock • Dublin Trail, Mount Monadnock • Pumpelly Trail, Mount Monadnock • Bald Rock, Mount Monadnock • List of Nonprofit Conservation and Recreation Organizations • References • Index

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