|Exploring the Hidden Charles: A Guide to Outdoor Activities on Boston's Celebrated River
The Charles River is so much more than the city river that runs through Boston. For most of its meandering 80 miles, it flows through bucolic pastures, lush wooded canopies, towns and villages, coves, and places so secluded you'll feel you're the first to discover them!
This thoroughly revised and expanded guide leads outdoor lovers along the shores and down the waters of the Charles River with historical tales and personal anecdotes, plus:
- an easy-to-use recreation guide for each section of the river
- canoeing and kayaking, biking, and walking routes
- informative maps and directions
- resources for paddlers, hikers, bikers, anglers, and picnickers
- suggested outings and descriptive photographs.
"If you're interested in the river that helps give greater Boston its identity, you must read Exploring the Hidden Charles. It's everything a good guide book should be–lucid, entertaining, and informative. You'll learn where to find the best boat ramps, the widest marshes, the quietest trails, and the hottest fishing spots from Hopkington to Boston, and along the way, you'll also learn some fascinating local history. Read it, then head for the river." –William Martin, author of Back Bay and Cape Cod