Trails with Tales: History Hikes Through the Capital Region, Saratoga, Berkshires, Catskills & Hudson Valley (Paperback)
Thirty nature treks, selected for their natural, stand-alone beauty, are enhanced by tangible silhouettes of a fascinating past, from early Native Americans and Colonial settlers to the Industrial Revolution and Victorian-era grand hotels. Hike to waterfalls, mountains, escarpments, lakes, sculpted rocks, ponds, rivers, islands, caves, balanced rocks, geysers, and deep gorges while visiting the sites of famous battles of the Revolutionary War, ghostly industrial ruins, a Moorish-style castle, views and vistas made world-famous by America?fs greatest painters, vanished Shaker communities, great estates of the ?gGilded Age, ?h a working lighthouse, and ?gNew York?fs Mount Rushmore.?h HIKES INCLUDE ?? Starks Knob & Schuylerville Champlain Canal Towpath ?? Saratoga National Historic Park ?? Geyser Park ?? Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve ?? Peebles Island State Park ?? Oakwood Cemetery ?? Burden Pond Environmental Park ?? Ann Lee Pond ?? Indian Ladder ?? Bennett Hill Preserve ?? Clarksville Cave
About the Author
Russell Dunn is a licensed hiking guide, the author of Connecticut Waterfalls: A Guide, and the author of five other waterfall guides to the nearby Adirondack, Catskill, and Hudson Valley regions as well as numerous hiking and kayaking guides. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Albany, NY.