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.
A Guide for traveling across Rhode Island for Hikers, Equestrians, and Mountain Bikers
Published in 2003
Book dimensions: 5″ (12.7 cm) x 6.5″ (16.5 cm) x .5″ (1.3 cm) – w x h x thickness
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.