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Bloomingdale Brings Literature To Life On Nature Walk

Travel author Bill Bryson, author of "A Walk in the Woods."
Travel author Bill Bryson, author of "A Walk in the Woods." Photo Credit: Facebook

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. -- Walkers can hit the West Milford trails that sparked literacy inspiration for a classic book.

"A Walk in the Woods: Discovering America on the Appalachian Trail" by Bill Bryson influenced the Saturday, Aug. 13 hike.

The hike will be led by Heino Nowak of Heino Ski and Cycle in Pequannock. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Newark Watershed in West Milford. The hike is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Foundation for Literacy.

The Bloomingdale Library Book Club will meet to discuss the book at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Register at the desk or call the library at 973-838-0077.

"A Walk in the Woods: Discovering America on the Appalachian Trail" chronicles the author's 2,100-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.

Travel writer Bryson writes in a comedic way about the "majestic silliness of his fellow human beings" and his witness to the beautiful but fragile Appalachian Trail.

The book was made into a 2015 film adaptation with Bryson portrayed by Academy Award winner Robert Redford.

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