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Quiet Places of Massachusetts

Country Rambles, Secluded Beaches, Backroad Excursions, Romantic Retreats

Quiet Places of Massachusetts by Michael J. Tougias
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If you're living a hectic lifestyle, Quiet Places of Massachusetts will make you want to pack your bags immediately and head for New England. If you already live there, this book will help you get to know its peaceful secrets even better.

With several New England guidebooks to his name, Tougias is an able and experienced guide to his home state. His tour of Massachusetts's pastoral areas is organized by region and includes western, central, and eastern Massachusetts as well as Cape Cod. For each region, he includes itineraries that wind through historic towns, along rivers, and across covered bridges, as well as a hand-drawn map that makes it easy to follow the route he lays out. Phone numbers for parks and other local attractions are listed, as well as a few lodging suggestions. Outdoor lovers especially will appreciate this book, which points out good places for hiking, biking, birding, and watching wildlife.

For each destination, Tougias recounts stories from his childhood - from his fascinating search for the perfect village green to his efforts to save an orphaned owlet - giving you a real feel for the territory. A handy section for each chapter gives contact numbers for quaint B&Bs, art institutes, restaurants and other attractions. Maps and delightful sketches illustrate the book.

Hunter Publishing; January 1996
131 pages; ISBN 9781588432223
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Title: Quiet Places of Massachusetts
Author: Michael J. Tougias