Now there’s a book that provides the best of the best: the top twenty trails for a short walk, a longer hike or an all-day adventure. Best Easy Day Hikes: Buffalo chooses the trails that lead to the most panoramic views, and that wind through the prettiest woods and meadows and into the most interesting natural areas in Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties. Urban trails, river walks, converted rail rights-of-way and park paths are just some of the wonderful walking experiences you’ll find right here in Greater Buffalo―selected for you by a lifetime upstate New York resident, professional travel writer and active area birder. It’s time to rediscover Buffalo from the outside!
From the Back Cover
Best Easy Day Hikes Buffalo includes detailed maps and concise descriptions for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around Buffalo, New York. Discover a region of diverse natural splendors―including the spectacular scenery of the Niagara River Gorge, Zoar Valley, and Royalton Ravine; the suburban wilderness of Reinstein Woods; and the birder's paradise, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. Look inside for:• One-hour hikes to three-hour adventures• Hikes for everyone, including families• Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps• Trail Finder for best hikes for river lovers, great views, children, dogs, and birders • GPS coordinates
About the Author
Randi Minetor is a travel author, a lifelong Rochester resident, an avid birder and an active participant in the efforts to preserve open space in Monroe County and beyond. A member of the board of directors and steering committee for the Genesee Land Trust, Randi’s firsthand understanding of the value of critical habitat in the Greater Rochester area stems from nearly twenty years of combing the region’s grasslands, lakeshores, woods and wetlands to observe bird species and behaviors. She was a volunteer in the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas 2000-2005, and in the Nature Conservancy’s Migratory Bird Survey―and her writings on her Atlas work were quoted in a display in the New York State Museum. She has also written about local birding for Bird Watcher’s Digest. In addition, Randi has written seventeen other books for The Globe Pequot Press, including the nine-book Passport To Your National Parks Companion Guides series, National Parks Pocket Guides to Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Zion and Bryce Canyon, and Everglades National Parks, and to Cape Cod, Assateague Island and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Her two Timeline Tours books on Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington, DC, will be published in summer 2009, and her Best Easy Day Hikes guides to Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany, NY, will be out in fall 2009 and spring 2010. She writes the National Parks column on Examiner.com, and she contributes to several websites on America’s national parks. Randi lives with her husband, photographer and lighting designer Nic Minetor, who shoots the photographs for many of her books.