Hiking, Biking, Canoeing Guides

Hiking with the kids? Canoeing the Housatonic? Looking for local wildflowers? Check out our books and maps to help you find your way.

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Berkshire & Taconic Trails
by Edward G. Henry
Illustrated hiking guide to the trails of the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts and the Taconic Mountains in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Connecticut, written by a forest ranger trained in geology, wildlife biology, botany, forest ecology, meteorology, and human history. The book features maps, photographs, GPS Coordinates, keys to hikes, & detailed directions.
Ridges, mountaintops, mud bogs, fir forests, and autumn leaves create a canvas for perfect New England mountain biking. Berkshire bikers share the wealth in this collection of 27 rides ranging from Mount Greylock to Mount Washington and everything in between.
Includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
Doggin’ the Berkshires: The 33 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in Western Massachusetts
by Doug Gelbert

The Berkshire Hills can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive you can be scaling mountains that leave your dog panting, exploring impossibly green glens that will set tails to wagging or circle lakes for miles where swim-loving dogs can splash to their heart’s content. Doggin’ the Berkshires ranks the top places in Western Massachusetts with your best friend in mind.