By Elizabeth L. Dugger
Cape Cod, the Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills, Nantucket, Martha's winery, Boston, Quabbin Reservoir and alongside the Housatonic – those are only a number of the areas coated during this precise advisor, the one booklet that attracts jointly all of the actions within the quarter. Take to the paths in nation forests, splash round in a rowboat on a quiet inland lake, or get critical with the very best whitewater rafting possibilities in the rustic. An further size in those states is the feel of Colonial and innovative historical past, and Beth Dugger covers all of it. Maps, images, index.
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Watch out for bicyclists as well as for artists’ easels as you explore the back roads – the beauty of this part of Massachusetts is irresistible to painters and photographers, and you’ll have your own chance to figure out what they mean by “the incredible light” that so many painters strive to capture. 30 n Introduction Orientation & Getting Around n 31 Cape Ann From Salem, Route 1A crosses a bridge to Beverly, and you are properly on Cape Ann itself. Rivers and wetlands make the inland towns of Ipswich and Essex centers for water exploration, and Route 1A leads to them.
Better yet, stay out of the woods entirely during deer season. You will be doing a kindness to yourself, to the hunters, and to the animals, who need no extra disturbance at this time. n On Snow & Ice Massachusetts offers some of the best Nordic (cross-country) skiing in the east, as well as a handful of downhill ski slopes where many a future Olympic athlete has trained. As early as midOctober there is some snowfall on the highest peaks, and by midDecember there’s often skiable snowcover in the northern mountains.
Even for the snowbunny who prefers a fireplace and a good book, a sense of what’s happening outside will enhance each day’s pleasure. 28 n Introduction In each regional description there are also tips for sampling some of the less obvious eateries, like tearooms, bakeries, and unusual restaurants. ) Searching for a special meal can be an enticing adventure; however, if you’ve been doing some vigorous sport or have been on the road for several hours, it’s nice to have a good place marked out for dinner and for the night.
Adventure Guides to Massachusetts & Western Connecticut (Hunter Travel Guides) by Elizabeth L. Dugger