Backroads of New England: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures - Second Edition

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9780760342398: Backroads of New England: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures - Second Edition

From the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the distinct ridges of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield; from Connecticut’s Quiet Corner to the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire; and from tiny Lubec, Maine, at the “Beginning of America,” to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” at Point Judith, Rhode Island, thirty of New England’s most varied and vibrant attractions are presented here, inviting you to explore them. Backroads of New England—written and photographed by local experts—takes you on routes that lead to the region’s most secluded and overlooked natural areas and sites that capture New England’s colorful history. Whether you’re planning a day trip, looking for unusual destinations, or simply wanting to learn more about the locale, Backroads of New England will lead you deep into the soul of New England—beyond the bustling cities and common tourist attractions.

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Have you ever wondered what backroad adventures might lie between the sandy shores of Cape Cod and Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”? Have you explored the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” at Point Judith in Rhode Island or taken a ferry ride across Lake Champlain in Vermont? A celebration of New England’s character and natural beauty, this updated, portable second edition of Backroads of New England—written and photographed by local experts—takes you on thirty routes leading to the area’s most secluded and overlooked natural areas as well as sites that capture New England’s colorful history. You can explore Moose Alley on your way to Dixville Notch, small-town site of the country’s first primary election each year. You can drive the Mohawk Trail on your way to Mount Greylock to get a good look at that beautiful autumn color or visit actor William Gillette’s medieval castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. All these places and more are detailed within, including directions and maps to lead the way. Whether you’re planning a day trip, looking for unusual destinations, or simply want to learn more, Backroads of New England will lead you deep into the soul of New England—beyond the bustling cities and common tourist attractions.

About the Author:

Connecticut-based travel writer Kim Knox Beckius has produced a highly visible website on New England travel for About.com, a New York Times Company, for more than thirteen years. At http://gonewengland.about.com, she takes Internet users on photo and video tours, offers candid reviews, and provides lively weekly commentary on travel and events in the region. The author of Voyageur Press’s Backroads of New York and The New England Coast, her writing and photography have also been featured on several other websites and blogs, as well as in magazines, including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.


For over thirty years, native New Englander William H. Johnson’s artistic landscapes have captured the spectacular New England countryside in all seasons. His work has been published in magazines, books, calendars, cards, puzzles, and advertising. He was named Photographer of the Year by the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and has earned several Court of Honor awards. goneweengland.about.com

 

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