The Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts millions of people per year. The allure of the Smokies often overshadows special areas adjacent to the park. This book covers not only the Smokies, but also the highlands of eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, northern Georgia, and western South Carolina. The only guide to the Smokies and Southern Appalachian’s best tent camping features newly designed campground layout maps and UTM and latitude/longitude coordinates for each campground entrance. Descriptive text and ratings for security, quiet, and beauty make this new edition a must-have for every tent camper’s library.
Find everything you need to plan a safe and fun winter hiking or camping trip. The authors share practical advice on winter gear, clothing, navigation, and trip planning.
Overnight hikes in all fourteen states the Appalachian Trail passes through are described in brief, followed by a point-by-point description of the hike and trailhead directions.
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
This guide to more than 100 public campgrounds in the state of New York is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each campground listing is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps will simplify the search for the perfect campground. New York offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks replete with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping New York provides useful tips on camping etiquette and enjoying—or avoiding—the state’s diverse and abundant wildlife. * Campground locations * Facilities and hookups * Fees and reservations * GPS coordinates for each campground * Recreational activities * What equipment and clothing to bring
Rich with history, natural beauty, and environmental diversity, New England offers campers a new experience at every turn. From the tidal marsh of Long Island Sound, to Vermont's world-famous forests, to the rocky shores of Maine, New England camping has never been better. Including campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, the campgrounds profiled in The Best in Tent Camping: New England, 3rd edition are each unique. With five new campgrounds and revised and updated text, finding that perfect site is a snap. Author Lafe Low guides readers not only to the region's best campsites, but also to recreational and cultural activities nearby. It fits perfectly in your pack for easy access on your trip. Unlike other guides which merely list all campgrounds, The Best in Tent Camping: New England, 3rd profiles in detail only the 50 best sites in the state for campers who seek the serene and secluded. You'll find essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and Web sites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.
A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The Granite State has a rich history and varied landscape, beautifully presented in the WPA Guide to New Hampshire. The driving tours highlight the White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the coast near Portsmouth. This New Hampshire guide also has traditional photographs of churches, landscapes, and colonial houses which give readers a feel for life in New England in the early 20th century.
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide, considered the authoritative resource for winter camping Winter camping has its own special allure: the splendid quiet of a winter forest, the hush of falling snow, the thrill of gliding over ice and snow on skis. From building a snow shelter to traveling comfortably in sub-zero temperatures, The Winter Camping Handbook covers everything you'll need to know in order to enjoy wilderness travel and adventure in the colder months. Extremely user-friendly, the book's step-by-step approach covers everything from choosing a location to explore, selecting teammates, planning the trip, winterizing a travel vehicle, gear selection, making camp, food and nutrition, dealing with winter safety concerns, and even camping with children. Now revised and updated to include tips for using smartphones and the latest GPS navigation, this is the definitive guide to cold-weather hiking and camping.
If you subscribe to the opinion that televisions, Japanese lanterns, and electric guitars are not essential camping equipment, The Best in Tent Camping should be your constant companion. The Best in Tent Camping: New England is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. Painstakingly selected from hundreds of campgrounds, this book guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Each campground profile provides essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and restrictions, as well as an accurate, easy-to-read map making the campground a snap to locate. Rich with history, natural beauty, and environmental diversity, New England offers campers a new experience at every turn. From the tidal marsh of Long Island Sound, to Vermont's world-famous forests, to the rocky shores of Maine, New England camping has never been better. Including campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, the campgrounds profiled in The Best in Tent Camping: New England, 4th edition are each unique. With revised and updated text, finding that perfect site is a snap. Author Lafe Low guides readers not only to the region's best campsites, but also to recreational and cultural activities nearby. It fits perfectly in your pack for easy access on your trip.