The 51 footpaths in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine detailed in NATURE
WALKS ALONG THE SEACOAST take you beside tidal rivers and barrier beaches,
through coastal preserves and reservations, inside prime woodlands and onto
The guidebook covers the coastline area about 5 miles inland
from Ipswich, Mass., then north along the 18 miles of New Hampshire shoreline to
Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise, Maine.
The handy-size book guides you along wondrous Marginal Way overlooking the
rocky sea edge of Ogunquit, Me., through the hilly Wagon Hill Farm meadows
beside Oyster River in Durham, N.H., on top of the Hellcat Freshwater Marsh
boardwalk in Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Newburyport,
You'll see wave-spraying trap dikes, fecund tidal pools, historic red-striped
lighthouses protecting fishermen from "the savage rocks," tidal fields of
tall spartina grass, amazing Great Bay, Sandy Point Identification Trail, little
Wiggly Bridge, 89-acre Fort Foster.
Each entry includes user-friendly descriptions of the walk—how to get there,
walking time and distance, special features, easy-to-use map, photographs,
flora and fauna, open hours of the facilities, geology, natural history and
cultural history, plus sources for further information.
The introduction tells about "Walking with Children" that lists footpaths
youngsters will enjoy as well as suggestions for everyone on "How to Prepare and
What to Wear."
In addition, a six-page chart checks off the features of each trail, and a
three-state locator map pinpoints each trail within the overall region.
Older and Sherman are authors also of NATURE WALKS IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
and NATURE WALKS IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES REGION.