Join the
Friends of Swansea Public Library
Hidden Gems of New England

6:30pm Thurs., Sept. 21 at
First Christian Congregational Church
1113 GAR Highway

Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who’d been there before?
New England’s woods and wild places are full of stories: cannibalism in Vermont, Thoreau’s cold and lonely night on Massachusetts’ Mt. Greylock, an Eskimo in New Hampshire.
Based on the new book Inns and Adventures, by Alison O’Leary and Michael J. Tougias, Hidden Gems of New England takes audiences on virtual trips over mountains and through back roads of Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts. It’s great inspiration for trip planning!
Find out about:
 Secluded swimming holes
 Old-growth forests
 Sites of hostage takings and cannibalism
 Adventure tourism
 Stunning vistas
 Our changing environment
 Cozy inns

The slide presentation is free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. A book signing will follow.

Alison O’Leary is an award-winning travel writer and journalist and co-author with Michael Tougias of So Close to Home: The True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II as well as the Appalachian Mountain Club guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston.

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