Across the country, more than 1600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this updated guide in the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Mid-Atlantic region's finest rail-trails plus other great multiuse trails.
Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic covers 60 trails in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of town. Others, such as the 34-mile Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, travel along dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways. Some explore the area's history, such as Maryland's 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. Tour the nation's capital, visit the site of an historic Civil War battle, and enjoy the serenity of the rural countryside along the Mid-Atlantic's many great multiuse trails.
This full-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Supposedly this is the "definitive book" on Mid Atlantic Rails to trails but it sure isn't comprehensive. Well under half of the possible R2T are listed and as far as planning goes, there's practically nothing to help you plan a ride beyond the length, grade, condition and location of the trails. Want to know where to stay, where to eat, where to find water, bike shops (for repairs), and camp sites? Well, this book won't help. 100% of the information in this book is available online on the R2T website. On the positive side, the trails that are included are organized by state so they're easy to find. My advice is save your money...and I love books.
Great book with great trails
member of rails to trails for 5yrs. Needed to update my old book as so many new trails have been added. If you like the trails please join and help maintain and add trails.
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