Best Hikes Near Boston

Book Description

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Boston author Steve Mirsky details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Boston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

About Mirsky, Steve

Steve Mirsky is an avid outdoorsman who has lived in New England for most of his life. He's hiked New Hampshire's Mount Washington in the winter, portions of the Long Trail in Vermont, and many a bend, overlook, and rock outcropping on trails throughout his home state of Connecticut. Steve has a special fondness for the Boston metropolitan area's diverse terrain and rich historical character.

Steve has over four years' experience as a freelance writer of destination features. He regularly covers food and culture on his blog at and is also a regular contributor for covering the latest local news, restaurant reviews, and unique cultural offerings in New York City and across the world. Other articles have covered Brooklyn's “Boro Park,” the country's largest Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and “The International Express,” a diverse conglomeration of neighborhoods in Queens, as well as Long Island's North Fork and the Hamptons.