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With more than 45,000 copies sold this is one of the most popular books ever published about Acadia National Park. Its small size and useful format make it the perfect book to pick up if you are interested in exploring the park.

Planning to bring your pup with you to New England? If so, this book will be your second most trusted companion. Completely revised and updated, this bestseller covers dog-friendly attractions, activities, lodgings, restaurants, and more.

In Forever Yours, Boston, longtime journalist and author Earl Brechlin provides a fascinating look at Boston using more than one hundred antique postcard images to highlight such famous landmarks as Old North Church, Boston Public Library, and the Boston Market.

Take a road trip and discover the best of New England. Wildsam Field Guides: New England leads travelers into the most authentic experience of this American region, working closely with an eclectic team of trusted locals.

Independent and idyllic, visit New England, including:

This book is a trip-oriented guide, with each entry focusing on a specific activity at a particular location. Some examples are -biking the Acadia Carriage Roads; -climbing Bigelow Mountain; -or canoeing the Magalloway River. It presents a series of trips that could comprise an entire summer of exploration or be stretched out over years.

From Crawford Notch in the White Mountains to Saco Bay in the Atlantic Ocean, the Saco River flows through some of the most scenic land in the Northeast. This freshly revised map and guide--updated for the first time since 2002--charts the Saco River's 136-mile course across eastern New Hampshire and southern Maine.

Available for the first time on lightweight, waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek, this collection of Maine trail maps provides coverage of a diverse range of hiking destinations.

* More than 80 short hikes suitable for families
* Hikes range in length from less than a mile to nearly 6 miles, with optional turn-around points
* Handy sidebars with information on animals, plants, geology, and fun activities for kids to do on the hike
* Special emphasis on trail highlights with kid appeal

This concise guide, written by Registered Maine Guide and inveterate paddler Michael Daugherty, features 50 of the best sea kayaking adventures along the New England coast, from Maine's Bold Coast south to the mouth of the Connecticut River.

The Insiders' Guide to Portland, Maine is the city's first comprehensive travel guide, featuring not only information about the area's hottest attractions but also detailed descriptions about local culture, food, and resources.

This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the best-selling, comprehensive guide covering not only reasons to move to Maine but also what newcomers will find once they get here.

What's for lunch when you're in Maine in the summer? What else but the ubiquitous lobster roll. Nearly every caf , diner, dive, and gourmet restaurant offers their version of this sandwich (even McDonald's adds one to their menu every summer) and chefs delight in adding their own spin on this classic comfort food.

Based on the April 2012 issue of Down East magazine, one of our best selling issues of the year, this book is the only guide you need to the ultimate Maine road trip. Meet the people and places--and hear the stories--that make the 527 miles from Kittery to Fort Kent a unique and unforgettable experience.

The mountains and foothills of western Maine can be truly a winter wonderland, featuring some of the finest winter terrain in the Eastern United States. Join Registered Maine Guide Doug Dunlap on thirty-four excursions for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or both, from quiet forest and lakeside treks to mountain ascents.

More than twenty outings are included in this paddling guide to the rivers, ponds, and lakes of the Western Maine mountains and foothills. Seasoned Registered Maine Guide Doug Dunlap had paddled all of these routes multiple times and provides information for full day and overnight trips, as well as short paddles.

A traveler’s must-have companion for over 30 years—a complete guide to the best of Maine

Whether a novice canoeist or experienced whitewater kayaker, no paddler should be without an AMC River Guide. In this completely updated and revised edition of AMC's River Guide: Maine, paddlers of all ability levels will find the comprehensive, straightforward information they need to experience everything from serene rivers to challenging whitewater.

A totally updated and revised second edition of their historically insightful survey of Revolutionary New England.

A best-selling hiking guide to Maine’s most widely traveled region, completely revised and with 10 new hikes

"50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations" is the ultimate planning guide for families that enjoy outdoor recreation, hands-on learning opportunities and making wonderful summer memories together.

Pack up the car and enjoy gorgeous drives through some of the most spectacular scenery the area has to offer. This series of indispensable highway companions maps out short trips for exploring scenic byways and back roads.

The ultimate to-do list for Mainers and visitors alike

Inside New England offers a timeless warm and delightful tribute to what it means to be a Yankee: clambake and tea party etiquette; Lizzie Borden's breakfast; how to avoid driving the town fire truck; the six responsibilities of being a Vermonter, who actually landed on Plymouth Rock.

From the Maine Woods to the White Mountains to Cape Cod, New England's wildest and least-touched trails offer spectacular adventures for backpackers of every skill level.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is 87,563 acres of mountains, rivers and forest. It is composed of land donated by Roxanne Quimby, cofounder of Burt's Bees, but the beauty of the monument was born long ago out of molten lava and ice from glacial activity, creating a spectacular landscape.

Take a winter journey to some of the most wonderful places on the coast of the great state of Maine (and a little bit of New Hampshire), seen through the eyes of photographer Joshua Hrehovcik, The Retro Roadtripper.

Acadia National Park is the most beautiful destination in Maine. This gorgeous, full-color travel guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of both Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Explore the full length of the rugged coast of Maine in 50 hikes, enjoying classic views, historical lighthouses, and abundant natural beauty. Walk through century-old stands of white pine in Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park. Trek Portland's finest green spaces. Traverse the ridges of Camden Hills State Park and Acadia National Park's Cadillac Mountain.

For more than half a century, the Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Mountain Guide has been hikers' and backpackers' quintessential resource for trails in Maine's spectacular mountains.

Established as the first national park in the eastern United States, Acadia National Park has 120 miles of hiking trails through more than 40,000 acres along the coast of Maine. Fully revised and updated, this edition of Hiking Acadia National Park covers ridge trails, forest paths, oceanside strolls, and cliff climbs for hikers of all ages and abilities.

Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for easy-to-follow hikes in an area of Maine that has long captivated artists, millionaires, generations of families, and even presidents. Stroll along Ocean Path to see the pink granite cliffs, blue skies, and white surf. From atop Cadillac Mountain, watch fog rolling in over Frenchman Bay below.

New England is so compact that even casual visitors can sample its diverse history in just a short time. But travelers and residents alike can also pass right by historic buildings, landscapes, and iconic objects without noticing them.

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road withLonely Planet'sNew England Fall FoliageRoad Trips. Featuring fouramazing road trips, plusup-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Maine & Acadia National Parkis your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

Plan your own travel adventure with the updated Green Guide New England. Whatever your interest, from antiquing and leaf peeping along picturesque back roads, enjoying local delicacies such as boiled lobster or Indian pudding, immersing yourself in historic sites, or hiking in Vermont's Green Mountains, this guide is the go-to source.

With 57 miles of well-tended carriage paths-skirting some of the most beautiful sights on Mount Desert Island and free of automobile traffic-Acadia National park is a very popular destination among bicyclists.

Winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Best Outdoor Adventure GuidebookIn this brand new series from Appalachian Mountain Club, readers will discover the best outdoor recreation for their favorite vacation destinations. AMC Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park includes 50 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling trips for all ability levels.

AMC's Tyvek map kit provides complete coverage of the hiking trails of the White Mountain National Forest, on six full-color, GPS-rendered maps. Perfect for use alongside AMC's White Mountain Guide, 30th edition, these maps have been fully updated, with an easy-to-use scale and trail-segment mileage.

Explore the spruce-studded mountains, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character of the Pine Tree State with Moon Maine.

The experts at New England's iconic Yankee magazine have distilled nearly a century of experience and knowledge into the guide you have been waiting for. Yankee's New England Adventures is the go-to source for in-depth travel information, with the same stunning photography and practical know-how they bring to you every month.

Before you plan your family's next vacation to Maine, get some help from a travel professional... and your kids The Kid's Guide to Maine lets the kids help plan your trip and guides you as you explore Vacationland from the southern beaches to the great north woods. Inside you'll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs.

Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips New England. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive to and from many top New England destinations. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips New England helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, Maine Off the Beaten Path shows you the Pine Tree State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed.

A photographic guide to historical homes and dwellings across New England

Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island.

A follow-up to the popular Ten Days in Acadia, the book is told from a fictional kid's point of view to interest young people and get them excited about being outdoors. A young girl and her family describe a trip discovering the forests, mountains, ponds, and waterfalls of Maine's Baxter State Park, the Debsconeag Wilderness Area, and the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

In this collection of hikes, Bangor Daily News outdoors reporter Aislinn Sarnacki presents dozens of hikes around the state that will let you experience the Maine wilderness, but won't leave you gasping for breath. Most are short (less than three miles), and all are in the easy/moderate difficulty range.

Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, Maine Hikes Off the Beaten Path leads you through the Pine Tree State with stunning views along the way--from mountaintops to trails and wildlife reserves.

Canine Hiking in Acadia National Park provides a detailed narrative of the best hikes in the park for you and your canine hiking partner. Each hike is described in great detail and accompanied by spectacular images from each trail as well as of Bar Harbor and the rocky coast of Maine.

Be it a weekend holiday, a staycation, or a tour of the coast, this companion guidebook offers an insider's

Maine has a long and rich history of involvement with outdoorsmen and women. The Great North Woods have long been the destination of choice for residents and visitors alike looking to bag a trophy buck or land a record brook trout. And there have always been sporting camps to cater to the sports and guide them on their excursions.

People have long walked the shore in search of treasures washed up from far away. Now, visitors and residents of New England and northeast have this source to get them to the beach and tell them what they can expect to find.

The standard by which all other Maine travel guides are judged—now completely revised and reenvisioned

Explore one of America’s most magnificent coastlines

A general guide for visitors of the Casco Bay islands in Maine and greater Portland, this book includes profiles of the major islands in the bay; features on local history, island geology, and island wildlife; information about mainland departure points and tips on how to get to the islands; and maps of the individual islands profiled in the book.

Matt Webber, a commercial fisherman and craft brewer, takes up snowmobiling and recounts his adventures and misadventures learning the ropes.

Featuring a range of hikes covering the coastal and inland areas within an hour's drive of Portland, Maine, Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine is an essential hiking companion. Whether you prefer long or short hikes, populated areas or quiet woods, you'll have plenty of options, including several lesser-known hikes.

Hiking Waterfalls in Maine includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the area. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates.

From Grand Pitch on remote Webster Stream to the blueberry covered summit of The Sentinel to dozens of waterfalls and swimming holes on Howe Brook, Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park is your source for detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for Baxter State Park's best hikes.

Experience hikes into historic towns, along the rugged coastline, and through Acadia National Park.

Now in its third edition, Quiet Water Maine continues to be a timeless paddling companion to the still waters of Maine. Discover more than 100 spectacular ponds, lakes, and rivers in Maine ideally suited for canoing and kayaking.