Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

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The Mountaineers Books, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 253 pages
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* More than 80 hikes suitable for kids and parents, accessible from urban areas* Trails range in length from less than a mile to nearly 6 miles, with optional turn-around points* Handy sidebars with information on animals, plants, geology, and fun activities to do with kids on the hike* Special emphasis on trail highlights with child appeal* Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. These are just a few of the activities outlined in Best Hikes with Kids Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island. Hikes in this guidebook are suited for families and anyone looking for an easy outing. Each hike highlights points of interest and opportunities for kids to learn about nature on the trail. The hikes are rated easy to difficult for children.
  

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Contents

1 AUDUBON CENTER IN GREENWICH
32
2 SHERWOOD ISLAND
35
3 LUCIUS POND ORDWAYDEVILS DEN PRESERVE
37
4 MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK
41
5 SHARON AUDUBON CENTER
44
6 DEAN RAVINE AND BARRACK MOUNTAIN
47
7 MOHAWK MOUNTAIN
49
8 THE WHITE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AND CONSERVATION CENTER
53
43 QUABBIN HILL
150
44 ROCK HOUSE RESERVATION
152
45 WACHUSETT MEADOW WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
155
46 WACHUSETT MOUNTAIN
158
47 MOUNT WATATIC
160
48 PURGATORY CHASM
162
49 STONY BROOK WILDLIFE SANCTUARYBRISTOL BLAKE STATE RESERVATION
164
50 GREAT BLUE HILL
166

9 MOUNT TOM TOWER
55
10 LEATHERMAN CAVE
58
11 BURR POND STATE PARK
60
12 JESSIE GERARD TRAIL
63
13 SLEEPING GIANT
66
14 CASTLE CRAIG AND WEST PEAK
69
15 CHAUNCEY PEAK AND LAMENTATION MOUNTAIN
72
16 WADSWORTH FALLS STATE PARK
75
17 COGINCHAUG CAVE
78
18 BLUFF HEAD ON TOTOKET MOUNTAIN
80
19 CHATFIELD HOLLOW STATE PARK
82
20 WESTWOODS
85
21 GILLETTE CASTLE STATE PARK
88
22 DEVILS HOPYARD STATE PARK
91
23 ROCKY NECK STATE PARK
94
24 BLUFF POINT STATE PARK AND COASTAL RESERVE
97
25 THE DENISON PEQUOTSEPOS NATURE CENTER
100
26 ROCK SPRING PRESERVE
103
27 EDWIN WAY TEALE MEMORIAL SANCTUARY AT TRAIL WOOD
106
28 MASHAMOQUET BROOK STATE PARK
109
29 RHODODENDRON SANCTUARY AND MOUNT MISERY
112
30 BASH BISH FALLS
116
31 RACE BROOK FALLS AND MOUNT EVERETT
119
32 DEVILS PULPIT AND SQUAW PEAK
122
33 LAURAS TOWER AND ICE GLEN
125
34 TYRINGHAM COBBLE
127
35 UPPER GOOSE POND
130
36 BERRY POND
132
37 MARCH CATARACT FALLS
135
38 PINE COBBLE TRAIL
138
39 GOAT PEAK LOOKOUT
140
40 MOUNT TOBY
142
41 NORTHFIELD MOUNTAIN
145
42 JACOBS HILL
148
51 WORLDS END RESERVATION
169
52 IPSWICH RIVER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
171
53 SANDY POINT STATE RESERVATIONPARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
174
54 LYMAN RESERVE
176
55 SANDY NECK
179
56 FORT HILL TRAIL
181
57 NAUSET MARSH TRAIL
183
58 GREAT ISLAND TRAIL
185
59 CEDAR TREE NECK SANCTUARY
187
60 FELIX NECK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
190
61 WALKABOUT TRAIL
194
62 DIAMOND HILL
196
63 POWDER MILL LEDGES WILDLIFE REFUGE
198
64 BEN UTTER TRAIL TO STEPSTONE FALLS
200
65 ESCOHEAG AND MOUNT TOM TRAILS
203
66 PACHAUG TRAIL AROUND BEACH POND
205
67 ARCADIA TRAIL
207
68 FISHERVILLE BROOK WILDLIFE REFUGE
210
69 LONG POND WOODS
212
70 FRANCIS C CARTER MEMORIAL PRESERVE
215
71 EAST BEACH NINIGRET CONSERVATION AREA
218
72 TRUSTOM POND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
219
73 FORT BARTONSIN AND FLESH BROOK
222
74 EMILIE RUECKER WILDLIFE REFUGE
224
75 CLIFF WALK
227
76 NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY
229
77 RODMANS HOLLOW
232
78 BLOCK ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
234
79 CLAY HEAD TRAIL
236
80 MOHEGAN BLUFFS
237
USEFUL CONTACTS
240
INDEX
249
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Page 15 - Younger children are more likely than older ones to act recklessly and without concern for the environment and its inhabitants. Offering desirable options rather than simply forbidding certain behavior works best with most children. Instead of picking a wildflower, your daughter can smell it, examine the petals under a magnifying glass, or take a photograph. Binoculars, as well, focus attention on soaring birds or far horizons. Such equipment retains its appeal when it is reserved just for special...
Page 15 - take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, and kill nothing but time." Children old enough to distinguish "safe" from potentially harmful trash can be encouraged to pick up the litter of previous hikers as well. Younger children are more likely than older ones to act recklessly and without concern for the environment and its inhabitants. Offering desirable options rather than simply forbidding certain behavior...

About the author (2007)

EMILY KERR and her husband have two little boys who they take on regular hiking excursions throughout New England. They live in Exeter, New Hampshire. THOMAS LEWIS are also the co-author of Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Edition. CYNTHIA COPELAND is also the co-author of Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Edition.

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