Staff Picks: Regional Trails in Winter

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Staff Picks: Regional Trails in Winter

Winter can be a great time to enjoy the best of the outdoors in our region. There are fewer tourists! Below are a selection of titles available to check out and download from the library.

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, 5th edition by Johnny Molloy
The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina are home to some great waterfalls. You'll get tips about hiking the trails, taking pictures of waterfalls, what to see along the way, trail information, and more! Whether you want to plan a day trip or several days, you'll enjoy seeing waterfalls up close throughout the year. Full color photos, illustrations, and maps throughout the book.

Off the Beaten Path: West Virginia by Su Clauson-Wicker
Head out of the city for adventure and explore the Mountain State with this guidebook! The book is divided by each of West Virginia's regions so you can pick where you'd like to visit. Local information about hotels, restaurants, points of interest, and events are featured throughout the book.

Best Easy Bike Rides Washington, DC by Martin Fernandez
See some great sights on two wheels! The author, who's a local certified mountain bike instructor, provides bike riding routes for all skill levels in this pocket sized guide. You'll get detailed itineraries and maps as well as tips for a great bike ride.

50 States 500 Campgrounds by Joseph Yogerst
Take a camping or a RV trip in winter! In this informative and enjoyable book, find camping and RV sites in all 50 states, US territories, and Canada. The book is arranged alphabetically by state and territory. You'll get an overview of the camp sites as well as tips about what to see and do during your stay. Camp site directory follows the text. Check ahead for current information about camping sites! Full color photos accompany the text.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore, 3rd edition by Allison Sturm
Head up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway for hiking trails in Maryland! This guidebook provides detailed information about trails in Maryland's state parks and alongside reservoirs for all hiking skill levels. You'll enjoy natural views and points of interest along the way. Full color photos, illustrations, and maps are included throughout the book. This book is part of the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles" series.

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About the Author
Elisa Babel is an Adult Librarian at DC Public Library. She loves chocolate and collects bookmarks as souvenirs from her travels. She enjoys reading historical fiction with romance and mystery as well as local history. Outside of the library, she enjoys visiting museums, taking naps, and watching "Masterpiece" on PBS.