Get your heart pumping with a quick run, or take the kids for a stroll—all on trails close to Bellingham, WA. The new book Urban Trails: Bellingham by Craig Romano gets you outside, taking you to beaches, old-growth forests, shorelines, wetlands, vistas, meadows, and historic sites around Bellingham and nearby Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, Lynden, Ferndale, and Blaine.
One of the first in a series of new guidebooks to trails that are close to town, the series is aimed at those looking for an accessible nature outing – trails we can get to quickly via public transportation or a short drive, that offer a quality outdoor experience without the need for special gear or major effort. These are trails perfect for visitors, families, first-time trail users, or athletes looking for a quick fix after work.
Urban Trails: Bellingham is currently for sale at Village Books in Fairhaven.
GUIDE FEATURES INCLUDE
- Full-color guide to 43 trails (plus a few bonus ones!)
- Trail distance, estimated time, high point, amenities, & more
- Easy-to-reference maps
- Sidebars on area history, nature, and sights
- Info for families with kids and for dog owners
- Indicates trail suitability for walkers, hikers, and runners
- Public transportation information
Author Craig Romano is Washington’s most prolific author of hiking guidebooks, having hiked more than 16,000 miles of Washington trails, from Cape Flattery to Puffer Butte. An avid runner as well, Romano has completed more than 25 marathons and ultra runs including the Boston Marathon and the White River 50-Mile Endurance Run. He writes for numerous publications, tourism agencies, and HIkerofhteweek.com and is also a columnist for Northwest Runner and Outdoors Northwest. Romano lives with his wife Heather, son, Giovanni, and cats, Giuseppe and Mazie, at his home in Skagit County. Visit his website at craigromano.com.
About Mountaineers Books: Based in Seattle, WA, Mountaineers Books has crafted award-winning books on outdoor recreation, travel, and adventure since 1960 with the publication of Freedom of the Hills, now in its 8th edition. Including imprints Skipstone and Braided River they have over 800 books in print and/or e-book. www.mountaineersbooks.org.