This is the essential state-by-state guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing the finest destinations of New England's rail trail system. This easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of thirty-six of the region's most popular rural and urban rail trails, plus complete listings of its other rail trail offerings, including those in Providence and on Cape Cod.
Inside, readers will find: full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type; detailed trail maps; at-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one's interests; wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, restrooms; places to eat along the trail; locations of ranger stations and visitor's centers; and where to rent bikes, boats, skis, and other recreational equipment.
Cynthia Mascott began her love for travel writing when she was 10 years old. Her family lived in Rome, Italy for a year and they spent a lot of time exploring Western Europe. Her parents gave her a journal to chronicle their travels. When Cynthia lived in Massachusetts, she became entranced by all things New England. Her first book, Enchanted Summer: The Romantic Guide to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha¿s Vineyard was published in 1998. She also wrote extensively for The Martha¿s Vineyard Times, The Beacon Hills Times and the Cape Cod Magazine. Ms. Mascott is also a health writer. Her book, The Therapeutic Recreation Stress Management Primer was published by Venture Publishing in 2004. She has also had several articles appear in the magazine Diabetes Self Management.