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A selection of books to fit the season!

Following the spine of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Quebec, the 272-mile Long Trail is Vermont’s rugged, world-renowned hiking route. The Long Trail Guide contains the information you’ll need to enjoy the scenery and solitude of Vermont’s highest peaks, including: color topo maps, elevation profiles, route descriptions, directions to trailheads, suggested day hikes and more.  Whether you are planning a day hike, a multi-day trek or and end-to-end hike of the entire trail, this guide book is a great resource.  Not only is the Long Trail Guide the quintessential guide book for all things Long Trail, but it is also the guidebook for the Appalachian Trail in Vermont with stand alone chapters on the Upper Valley sections of the AT.

Long Trail Guide

Embark on sixty of the most spectacular hikes in Vermont with this new four-season guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club. Ideal for all experience levels, this book features a variety of trips, from shorter nature walks in the south, to lengthier trips on the Long Trail through the Green Mountains, to challenging climbs to open summits. Whether you are a visitor to Vermont or a longtime resident, this guide will help you discover all this picturesque hiker’s paradise has to offer, with turn-by-turn directions, clear maps, trip planning advice, history and nature essays, and more.

Best Day Hikes in Vermont

Pocket-size guidebook (6 X 3.5 inches) featuring 255 beautiful color photos of wildflowers growing on Vermont's trailsides, roadsides, alpine summits, woodlands & bogs. 276 pages. Flowers organized by color, family, genus, common name. Special features include at-a-glance flower size and plant height, bloom time and habitat, date & location of each flower photographed, protected by a clear, vinyl cover, pocket size.

Wildflowers of Vermont

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices.   It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

New England Gardener's Guide

Containing all the practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice you need to make and maintain a garden of any size, The Complete Gardener's Guide is a new, one-stop manual for both beginner and more experienced gardeners.

More than 1,000 photographs illustrate every aspect of practical gardening — from basic techniques and simple tools to get started, to planning and design advise to help you create the garden you want — and DK's unrivaled integration of text and pictures means that you can instantly see, as well as learn, what to do.

The Complete Gardner's Guide
 

Everyone loves to prepare a meal with ingredients fresh from their own garden. But for most of us, no matter how plentiful our harvest, homegrown produce comprises only a fraction of what we eat. And while many gardening guides will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about individual crops, few tackle the more involved task of helping you maximize the percentage of your diet you grow yourself.

Grow a Sustainable Diet will help you develop a comprehensive, customized garden plan to produce the maximum number of calories and nutrients from any available space. Avoid arriving in August buried under a mountain of kale or zucchini (and not much else) by making thoughtful choices at the planning stage, focusing on dietary staples and key nutrients.

Grow a Sustainable Diet