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Historical Trails Of Eastern Pennsylvania

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 9781581577273
Genre : Travel
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A terrific guide to the history of Eastern Pennsylvania and its environs. Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania takes visitors through Revolutionary War battle sites; past Civil War encampments sites; up and over ancient, coal-rich mountain ranges; through one-of-a-kind history museums; and along back roads filled with quaint covered bridges and barns displaying hex signs. Part guidebook and part odyssey, it is a panoply of you-are-there history, richly textured landscapes, and old tales made new for adventurous travelers. As well as offering deep explorations of eastern Pennsylvania for residents and visitors, this book will delight armchair travelers who enjoy compelling narration. Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than 100 books, including a host of children’s books, teacher resource guides, and Desert Dinosaurs (Countryman). He is a longtime resident of PA and a professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania.

Rail Trails Pennsylvania New Jersey And New York

Author : Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
ISBN : 9780899976679
Genre : Travel
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Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

Pennsylvania Hiking Trails

Author : Ben Cramer
ISBN : 9780811741255
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The complete reference to recommended trails in the state. The best of each region from Keystone Trails Association members. Descriptions of hundreds of trails plus a chapter on state's nine long-distance trails.

Desert Dinosaurs Discovering Prehistoric Sites In The American Southwest

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 9781581577969
Genre : Travel
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This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data, offering readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world. Desert Dinosaurs is one of the few books to combine literary adventure with the possibility of hands-on discovery. Its focus is on a non-scientist’s discoveries about the dinosaurs that frequented Arizona and New Mexico’s prehistoric lands, and it offers readers the encouragement and provides them the opportunity to make their own discoveries at those sites where they can actively participate. This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data. Desert Dinosaurs offers readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world.

Amc S Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia

Author : Susan Charkes
ISBN : 1628420901
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and locals alike, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Take a walk through historic Valley Forge, discover the beautiful Brandywine Creek State Park, and see the Pinnacle's spectacular views on the Appalachian Trail. Fully revised and updated, this edition features new hikes in Wolf's Hollow Country Park, Stroud Preserve, Brendan Byrne State Forest, Rockhopper/Dry Run Creek Trails, Trexler Preserve, and Blue Marsh Lake. All descriptions of previously featured trails have been updated to reflect the most recent openings, closings, and reroutings, highlighting the best hikes within an hour or two of Philadelphia.

Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes In Eastern Pennsylvania From The Mason Dixon Line To The Poconos And North Mountain Fifth Edition Explorer S 50 Hikes

Author : Tom Thwaites
ISBN : 9780881509977
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The mountain ranges of North Carolina are distinguished by steep gorges, spectacular waterfalls, lush forests, open vistas, and temperate weather, making them a popular hiking destination in every season. This updated edition offers day hikes for all abilities, including an underground hike through an old gold mine and a climb to the top of the highest peak on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Historical anecdotes and natural history information round out the package.

Hiking Pennsylvania

Author : John Young
ISBN : 9781493014408
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Featuring illustrated maps, elevation profiles, and photos, this guide to 50 of Pennsylvania’s top hiking destinations provides detailed directions, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, and quick-reference boxes for trail specifications and summaries. Recommendations for accommodations and restaurants round out this exceptionally detailed guide book.

Philadelphia Liberty Trail

Author : Larissa Milne
ISBN : 9781493016389
Genre : Travel
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Experience the founding of America in the city where it all began by strolling the newly created Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This guide takes a fresh approach to the historic district; going beyond such popular sights as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, highlighting attractions and unique spots overlooked by other guidebooks. Philadelphia Liberty Trail provides the colorful history of each sight along with practical travel information. Historic tidbits sprinkled throughout engage visitors of all ages: • Learn the shocking story of Benjamin Franklin’s electric turkey experiment. • Tour the sight of the first bank robbery in America in 1798, and learn how the hapless criminal was captured when he deposited the pilfered funds back into the very same bank. • Read about the unsung Quaker woman who saved George Washington's army from destruction. Easy to follow maps break the trail into segments. It also includes suggested side trips to area attractions such as Valley Forge and Fort Mifflin. Complete with lodging, dining, family-friendly options, and practical travel information, Philadelphia Liberty Trail immerses visitors in history right where it happened.

Natural Pennsylvania

Author : Charles Fergus
ISBN : 0811720381
Genre : Nature
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Throughout Pennsylvania, within the state forest system, are 61 officially designated Natural Areas, each offering a bit of wildness deemed worthy of protection: rare-bird breeding sites, stands of old-growth trees, fragile wetlands, ice age remnants, mineral-rich mountainsides. To experience first-hand the unique features of each natural area, nature writer Charles Fergus spent a year visiting all 61. In this information-filled book, he reports on what he found, offering readers a guided tour of some of natural Pennsylvania's most distinctive places. He also provides information on how to visit the areas, each of which is open to the public.

Fifty Hikes In Western Pennsylvania

Author : Tom Thwaites
ISBN : PSU:000033752495
Genre : Hiking
File Size : 75. 55 MB
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