About the Author
Rich and Sue Freeman decided to make their living from what they love--being outdoors. In 1996 they left corporate jobs to spend six months hiking 2,200 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. That adventure deepened their love of the outdoors and inspired them to share this love by introducing others to the joys of hiking. Since most people don't have the option (let alone the desire) to undertake a six-month trek, they decided to focus on short hikes, near home. The result was the first version of "Take A Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area." They went on to explore Central and Western New York State, covering hiking, bicycling, skiing, and snowshoeing trails, then waterfalls, waterways for paddling, and even driving tours of cobblestone buildings. They have written 14 guidebooks.