Your Shopping Cart:

Your cart is empty

About Great Swamp Press

Great Swamp Press publishes authoritative maps and guides for hiking and mountain biking in recreational areas in and near Rhode Island, plus maps and guides of historic and architectural interest.

Old fashioned field research, the latest technology and top quality materials provide you with the most accurate, completely detailed, yet easy to read maps available. More...

Product Image 1 Product Image 2 Product Image 3 Product Image 4 Product Image 5 Product Image 6
  • Product Image 1
  • Product Image 2
  • Product Image 3
  • Product Image 4
  • Product Image 5
  • Product Image 6

North South Trail Guide

We are currently sold out of this book. We will print more soon, but we don’t have a definite date yet. There are copies still in stores.

A Guide for traveling across Rhode Island for Hikers, Equestrians, and Mountain Bikers

Published in 2003

ISBN 0-9713625-0-5

Book dimensions: 5″ (12.7 cm) x 6.5″ (16.5 cm) x .5″ (1.3 cm) – w x h x thickness

190 pages

The North South Trail was created back in the late 1980′s, giving hikers, mountain bikers and to a lesser extent, equestrians, a fantastic new way to travel across the little state of Rhode Island. Following a 77 mile route along the western edge of the state, the trail passes through the numerous state owned protected and preserved land, otherwise known as state management areas, that dot the area along the way. In between the management areas the trail follows scenic, paved back roads. Rhode Island doesn’t get any more rural than this. With its beginning by the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Charlestown, the trail ends at the border of Massachusetts at Buck Hill Management Area in Burrillville. For the intrepid, from there you can follow Midstate Trail through Massachusetts and even walk all the way to the Appalachian Trail. For the less adventurous, this comprehensive book will guide you on your journey across the state. It contains useful information, the kind that will make your trip less burdensome, so you will have more time to enjoy the pleasant scenery. For example, the book has a extensive list of where you can access the trail and how to find them starting at the intersections of major roads. There is also a list of campgrounds on the trail, for those backpacking across the state.

Book includes detailed topographic map pages, turn by turn directions and trail descriptions.

“Vanover has written the definitive guide to Rhode Island’s longest trail.” — Doug Norris, South County Independent, August 16, 2001

Hiking Through History – Providence Journal Review of  North South Trail Guide

You can see more photographs of the sites along the North South Trail at our Facebook page.

North South Trail Guide:

SOLD OUT! A Guide for traveling across Rhode Island for Hikers, Equestrians, and Mountain Bikers

Book includes detailed topographic map pages, turn by turn directions and trail descriptions.

  • Item Price: $19.95
  • Listed On: January 01, 2011

SOLD OUT! We will go to printing soon

Share This Item:

Newest Great Swamp Press Titles

  • Bike Map of Aquidneck Island and Guide to Coastal Access

    Bike Map of Aquidn...

    Contains a comprehensive list of 95 coastal access points on the island with descriptions and geolocations.

  • Poster – Colonial and Early American Doorways – Newport, Rhode Island

    Poster – Col...

    Colonial and Early American Doorways – Newport, Rhode Island

  • Historic Hill, Colonial and Early American Houses, Newport RI

    Historic Hill, Col...

    Newport’s Historic Hill contains some of our country’s most important Colonial and Federal architecture.

  • Newport Harbor Walk – Map & Guide

    Newport Harbor Wal...

    It’s a thoroughly enjoyable trail, whether you travel just a portion of it or walk the entire length. Printed on two sides on high quality paper.