Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

This Land Was Saved for You and Me

Photo of Mechanics' Hall, Portland, Maine ©2022 www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

Maine debut The Portland Parks Conservancy and Mechanics’ Hall are pleased to present an evening with Maine author Jeffrey Ryan. The Portland native will be speaking about Frederick Law Olmsted’s enduring contribution to Portland’s landscape to wrap up the Portland Parks Conservancy’s celebration of Olmsted’s 200th birthday. Three of Portland’s showcase parks — Back Cove, […]

My 30 years on the Appalachian Trail

Author Jeffrey Ryan will visit the Raymond Village Library to share his Appalachian Trail adventures spanning half a lifetime. Ryan has hiked over 8,000 miles on America’s trails including the Pacific Crest Trail, the New England Trail and many more. In 1985, he started “inadvertently” hiking the Appalachian Trail with a friend, an adventure that […]

This Land Was Saved for You and Me

Photo of Windham Public Library, Maine

Native Maine author Jeffrey Ryan will present highlights from his newly-released hardcover book This Land Was Saved for You and Me at the Windham Public Library. “This Land” traces the development of America’s public lands by identifying a series of critical generational handoffs — from Frederick Law Olmsted to Gifford Pinchot to the generation of foresters […]