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Travel just a few miles beyond Acadia National Park and you will find a little known and seldom visited patchwork of quaint fishing villages, rocky coastlines, wild blueberry fields, and vast stretches of forestland reaching all the way to the Canadian border, a hundred miles away.

Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration By Tom Blagden, Jr., David Macdonald (Contributions by), Sheridan Steele (Contributions by), Christopher Crosman (Contributions by), Christopher Camuto (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Tom Blagden, Jr., David Macdonald (Contributions by), Sheridan Steele (Contributions by), Christopher Crosman (Contributions by), Christopher Camuto (Contributions by)

The official book of Maine’s treasured and New England’s only national park, on the occasion of the park’s centennial.

A small-format hardcover reproduction of a section from the nineteenth-century publishing achievement Picturesque America . In this lovingly reproduced book is a view in words and pictures of Mount Desert, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park.

The 42,000 acres that comprise Acadia National Park include glacier-worn granite mountains, rocky cliffs, crystal blue ponds and lakes, and a dramatic coastline where waves collide spectacularly with dramatic headlands.

In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Wildfire Loose describes how the fires started and spread so quickly through rural villages, down Millionaire's Row in Bar Harbor, and across southern Maine beach resorts. Originally published in 1979, it remains the definitive account of "The Week Maine Burned.

Camuto delivers insights on Mount Desert Island, a place of stunning beauty and natural wonders.

Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have been described as the climax of the coast of Maine. Millions are drawn every year to the stunning beauty of this rocky landscape of spruce-fir forest and granite islands. Some, like nature writer Christopher Camuto, never stop coming back.

Whether climbing bald mountain, swimming at Sand Beach, or enjoying one of the many hiking trails, this notebook is the perfect size for tracking your Maine adventures.

Explore the way life should be with facts about Maine’s natural landmarks and scientific sketches of Acadia’s flora and fauna.

With the exception of Mount Desert Island's Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, the lighthouses of Bar Harbor and the Acadia region are among the most remote and lesser-known lighthouses of Maine. As the vessel traffic changed in these areas in the early 1900s, some of these lighthouses were sold into private ownership while others became less important as aids to navigation.

On the doorstep of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers everything from magnificent vistas to a downtown that bustles in summertime and is serenely quiet in winter. In this trim and elegant keepsake, photographer Greg Hartford has captured all the highlights of Bar Harbor, from the harbor itself; to the lively streets and intriguing galleries, eateries and shops; to the surrounding wilderness.

From the 1880s to the end of World War I, the fashionable resort of Bar Harbor attracted thousands of summer visitors with the money and leisure to pursue "the simple life on a grand scale," as A. Atwater Kent put it. They came to rusticate, dance, sail, picnic, flirt--and they did it all with style.

Founded in 1961 at Sieur de Monts Spring in Maine's Acadia National Park, the Wild Gardens of Acadia display, preserve, propagate, and label native plants in areas simulating natural plant communities.

Mount Desert Island has attracted scoundrels and scandals for more than 100 years. Steady as the tide, every summer brings a rush of summer residents from eastern cities to the island and nothing thrilled them so much as a good scandal. In its heyday, Mount Desert was a wild oasis where the summercators could carry on in comparative privacy.

Explore the popular sights the rich and famous once enjoyed at Bar Harbor, Maine, and discover today's lesser-known treasures. 147 color images capture these picturesque sights. See the area's "crown jewel," beautiful Acadia National Park.

When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of the Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert Island.

Maine Acadia National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. It is an adventure seeker's paradise. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, back-country skiing, and ice-climbing are among the activities pursued there; as well as the less extreme sight seeing along the Park Road and Atlantic coast.

Detailed descriptions of nearly 100 of the top photographic opportunities to be found in Acadia National Park and nearby locales.

If parks could speak, what would they say? Historic Acadia National Park is a vibrant collection of true stories that share different aspects of Acadia National Park's history. From its glacial origins, to its rising peaks near the tourist-town Bar Harbor, Acadia has a unique and fascinating history for Down Easters and tourists alike.

Mount Desert Island possesses a rich and diverse history of boatbuilding. Chester Clement was the first of the lobsteryacht builders, and Bunker and Ellis elevated the concept. Henry Hinckley started on an old boat-repair wharf and built a world-class brand.

Annually, Mount Desert Island attracts over three million visitors to Acadia National Park, where lofty mountains, balsam-scented forests, and Maine's granite-lined coast enchant all. Almost bisecting the island is Somes Sound, a Norwegian-style fiord with three villages, Somesville, Southwest Harbor, and Northeast Harbor, nestled around its shores.

By 1898, when the production of picture postcards began, Bar Harbor had become one of America's leading summer resorts and second only to Newport, Rhode Island, in wealth and social standing. For the next six decades, the postcard recorded the transformation of this coastal island community into a middle class tourist destination.

From Bear Dens to the Oval Office is a collection of true stories relating to national park operations involving wildlife management, search and rescue, amusing visitor incidents and staff recollections, land conservation, and special projects to expand or improve the national parks.

Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park offer a remarkable diversity of natural and human history. This book guides you through the unparalleled scenic beauty, dramatic geology, and historic importance of the 21-mile Park Loop Road.

The third title in the Acadia National Park guide series, Acadia's Carriage Roads covers the history, geology, and biology of the area. It includes practical advice and maps to help visitors get the most from their tours of the roads, whether on foot, by bicycle, or on cross-country skis.

Maine's premier tourist destination, Bar Harbor has many historic buildings. The area was once a shipbuilding and farming hamlet that became a Gilded Age resort of the highest order-until a fire in 1947 destroyed many of its buildings. This pictorial history takes Bar Harbor from its origins to the fire.

Seal Harbor and Acadia National Park are areas rich with history and natural beauty.

The small Downeast Maine community of Swan's Island has seen summer people come and go, but it has held on to its stories. Author Kate Webber illustrates island life with humor, affection and the voices of islanders--from the first settlement and 1950s hijinks to courtship and commerce. Explore the first and last one-room schools, island romance in sock-hop days and coastal celebrations.

Acadia National Park, on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, is among the most popular national parks in the United States. From the road, visitors can experience magnificent vistas of summit and sea, but on a more intimate scale, equally compelling views abound along Acadia’s hiking trails.

Schoodic Point, the nearly three and a half square miles of Acadia National Park on the mainland, seems almost timeless and unchanging. The elemental beauty of this land has remained unspoiled only through a serendipitous mixture of effort and coincidence. Schoodic Point outpost actually began with the slow, steady development and settlement of heavy logging, farming, herding and fish processing.

From the end of the Great War until the onslaught of the Great Depression, Americans had a good time, and nowhere was that more true than in Bar Harbor during high season. Amid peace and prosperity, the wealthy flocked to Mount Desert Island, foxtrotted at the Swimming Club and tangoed at the Dreamwood Ballroom on Ireson's Hill.