The magic of Vermont is captured in this loving guide to family-friendly walks in the northwest region of the state. With this friendly and knowledgeable guide in hand, step into the beauty of Vermont with your eyes and ears attuned to many aspects of the natural world. Whether you love deep woods, history, wildflowers, or watery places, author Elizabeth Bassett's revised and expanded NATURE WALKS IN NORTHWEST VERMONT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY is indsipensible. Providing detailed maps, directions and lots of photographs, Bassett describes the best aspects of forty-two special places to walk in her beloved state. These walks are for the whole family to enjoy (including the dog, in some places). In addition to point-to-point guidance, Bassett fills the chapters with fascinating information: how animals stay warm in winter, plants and landscapes that inspired the poet Robert Frost to write some of his most beloved works, how to identify ferns, the fun (and ease) of winter tracking, and where whale bone fossils can be found in the Champlain Valley. In all seasons, NATURE WALKS IN NORTHWEST VERMONT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY is a companion to be savored and used, an inspiration to strap on your snowshoes or lace up your walking boots.