Amc's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation's Capital (Paperback)
Fully revised and updated, this guide offers 50 of the best hikes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that can be completed in less than a day. From the ancient rock faces of Calvert Cliffs State Park to the bountiful meadows of northern Virginia, from Chesapeake watersheds to the shores of the Potomac River, visitors and residents alike will delight in the richness of trail experiences in and around D.C. Hikes range from easier strolls past some of the city's iconic historical monuments and famous cherry trees, to the gorgeous and challenging Harpers Ferry. Each trip includes a detailed map, plus summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level. The book's at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions. The trips in this guide will leave you itching to lace up your boots and explore the natural bounty that surrounds the nation's capital. ALSO AVAILABLEAMC's Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley by Jennifer Adach and Michael R. MartinISBN-13: 978-1-628420-17-3 AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michael R. MartinISBN-13: 978-1-934028-86-5 AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michaela GaaserudISBN-13: 978-1-628420-31-9.
Beth Homicz qualified for her Washington, D.C. professional tour guide license in 1994. For seventeen seasons, she led some 15,000 visitors on lively, memorable adventures through the nation's capital and the East Coast's cultural and historical sights. Annie Eddy is a freelance writer and hiking enthusiast living in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area. After graduating from Williams College, she relocated to Baltimore. Her professional pursuits include blogging for Impact Design Hub, a media platform for designers working for social change, and assisting in the planning, marketing, and running of the annual "Writing from Nature" workshop.