"Finally, a guidebook aimed at the forgotten canoeist: families, bird watchers, solo adventurers, seniors, and average human beings who don't need to run rapids or mount an expedition to enjoy their paddling experience."
"I read Quiet Water cover to cover. It's packed with delicious nuggets of lore and wisdom. The writing is lively and informal¿. The Appalachian Mountain Club has outdone itself."
"For avid canoeists who prefer calm lakes and rivers, this is a great book, one that I wish was available for every state. The locations described are so peaceful that you tend to forget that you are in one of the most populated regions of the country."
--Travel Books Review
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced paddlers, and individuals and families who want to focus on being there instead of getting there. People who are interested in natural history, birdwatching, soft adventure, and quality outdoor experiences.
From the Back Cover
This updated and expanded edition of AMC's popular Quiet Water guide offers paddlers of all ages and abilities adventure and enjoyment on the water. These 100 tours ¿ nearly twice as many as in the previous edition ¿ lead you to out-of-the-way lakes and ponds, meandering rivers, marshy coves and inlets, and more. Each trip features a detailed tour description including habitat type and notes about the flora and fauna you'll discover along the way. Beginner and experienced paddlers, birdwatchers, anglers, and families alike will appreciate this detailed, easy-to-use guide to southern New England's best quiet water.
Inside you'll find: 100 calm-water trips perfect for all types of paddlers; at-a-glance trip summaries for easy planning; detailed trip maps; driving, parking, and put-in directions; alphabetical listing of lakes, rivers, and ponds for quick reference.