America’s National Historic Trails (Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.) has just won the highest award in the outdoor literary community.
Author Karen Berger handily describes the trails’ history and what to expect when on your own exploring expedition. What adds to this book’s appeal is the photographic artistry of Bart Smith and an abundance of his sumptuous images that capture the old byways and the surrounding scenery.
There are over 37,000 miles of historic trails in the U.S., and while this book can’t guide you on all of those miles, it will help you get started — and, yes, it includes 680-plus miles of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book support the work of the Partnership for the National Trail System (PNTS) of which W3R-US is an active member. PNTS, in turn, has provided matching funds for the W3R-US social media intern, and provides trainings, technical assistance and opportunities to engage with federal agency leaders and funding sources and to advocate for funding for the entire trail system and this Washington Rochambeau Trail.
This “coffee table” style book would make an excellent holiday gift for any trail enthusiast.