Portland, MN (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Map Adventures LLC, publisher of the popular Acadia National Park, White Mountains, and Northern Vermont hiking and biking maps, recently released the newly updated Mad River Valley Trail Map (Hiking, Biking & Skiing, third edition). The Mad River Valley of Vermont has a myriad of trails to explore, and the third edition covers them all.
The updated map encompasses everything from easy village walking paths, to challenging hikes up Camel’s Hump, Mount Ellen, and Mount Abraham. Hard core mountain bikers and road bikers won’t be disappointed— and neither will families who just want to find a swimming hole and take it easy on a hot summer day. Of course, it wouldn’t be Vermont if it didn’t include cross-country skiing, downhill areas, and the Catamount Trail.
“I’ve been mapping the valley since 1983 when I skied the area to launch the Catamount Trail,” said Steve Bushey, co-owner and cartographer of Map Adventures LLC. “Almost thirty years later, it has been so rewarding for us to create the third edition with the Mad River Valley Trails Collaborative.”
The Mad River Valley Trails Collaborative is a group of more than 30 outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation organizations focused on enhancing and expanding the Mad River Valley’s recreation opportunities. The MRV Trails Collaborative was formed by the Mad River Valley Planning District in 2010 and is supported by the National Park Service’s Rivers & Trails Program.
“We are fortunate to have partnered with Map Adventures on this project and are very proud of the final product,” said Joshua Schwartz, Executive Director of the Mad River Valley Planning District.
The map is available from retail outlets throughout the region, the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Mad River Path Association, and online at http://www.mapadventures.com.
Map Adventures LLC, based in Peak Island, Maine was founded in 1994 by husband and wife team Steve Bushey (head cartographer and strategist) and Angela Faeth (designer and project manager). The company has published almost 100 maps, including hiking maps and guides for Northern New England and the San Francisco Bay Area and many custom maps. Map Adventures maps are known for their high quality and attention to detail. For more information, visit http://www.mapadventures.com.