AMC Books Announces the Publication of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston, Third Edition

April 5, 2017

AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston, Third Edition

$19.95 (Print) • $9.99 (e-book)
Paperback • 294 pp • 6″x 9″
978-1-628420-42-5 (Print)
978-1-628420-43-2 (iBooks and Nook)
978-1-628420-44-9 (Kindle)

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston, Third Edition: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts.

Available for the first time in vibrant full color, this indispensable guide has been fully revised and updated to bring you 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston area. Whether you are an avid hiker or just visiting the city, this book is a must-have resource for shorter walks and day-long adventures, taking you on hikes in the Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills reservations, the sands of Crane Beach, and the forests of eastern Massachu­setts. Both visitors and locals alike will find something to enjoy in this volume offering a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. With GPS coordinates for all trailheads, information on time, distance, and difficulty, as well as essays on the area’s natural and social history, this is your one-stop guide to the best day hikes near Boston.

Inside You’ll Find

  • 60 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons
  • At-a-glance trip planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you
  • Detailed maps showing parking, trails, and natural highlights
  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
  • GPS coordinates for all trailheads
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays on nature and history of the region

“Too often we think of urban areas as being removed from nature, but this handy guide shows us how quickly we can escape the city and engage with a more verdant New England.”  –Paul Hutchinson, coordinator of experience-based training, Boston University 

About the Authors
Michael Tougias
is a New York Times best-selling author and co-author of 25 books. John S. Burk is an outdoor writer, photogra­pher, and historian from central Massachusetts. Alison O’Leary is a longtime journalist, public speaker, and the author of two other books.

Ordering Information for AMC Books
AMC Books are available nationwide through booksellers and outdoor retailers, and can be ordered directly from AMC at or by calling 800-262-4455. (AMC members receive a 20% discount.) E-book versions are available online through Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. AMC Books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network.

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Founded in 1876, AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. We invite the public to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails. Learn more at

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