From strolling the gentle dunes of Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware to hunting for fossils at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland to curiously ogling the knobby knees of the bald cypress trees in the freshwater swamps at First Landing State Park in Virginia, there's a lot to love about the easy-going coastal trails in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. This book covers 50 hikes in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia with hike sections divided by state. Readers will meet wild ponies on the Island Nature Trail in Chincoteague, Virginia and hike to the 35-foot-tall Turkey Point Lighthouse that dates back to 1833 at Elk Neck State Park in Maryland for inspiring views across the Chesapeake Bay from atop a 100-foot-bluff. Hikes will highlight birding and wildlife viewing hotspots, local history and heritage, and bucket-list outdoor gems.
About the Author
Erin Gifford is a hiker, a writer, and a mother of four children. She enjoys road trips, national parks, backpacking, and running half-marathons. Find her at www.eringifford.com.