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In this completely revised edition of AMC's best-selling Quiet Water guide, authors Alex Wilson and John Hayes reveal more than eighty spectacular ponds and lakes in Maine ideally suited for canoeing and kayaking. From marshy coves and crystal-clear lakes to winding inlet channels and pine-tree-edged ponds, this updated guide offers paddlers of all ages and abilities access to water adventures. Each trip includes a detailed tour description with summaries of the time, distance, difficulty, and special features of each area, as well as notes about the flora and fauna paddlers will discover along the way. Beginners and experienced paddlers, birdwatchers and anglers, families with children and active seniors--all will appreciate this user-friendly, comprehensive guide to Maine's best quiet water. Special features include: >More than eighty spectacular calm-water trips--including five new destinations >Detailed descriptions and maps of each lake, pond, and river >Locator map and a new "At-A-Glance" highlights chart for easy trip comparison and planning >Trip summaries open each chapter for quick scanning of tour details, including prominent fish species >Covers parts of the new, multistate Northern Forest Canoe Trail >Driving, parking, and put-in directions >Local camping and picnic spots >Photographs of plant life and places of interest.
About the Author
Alex Wilson is an avid canoeist and naturalist. He is the publisher of Environmental Building News. John Hayes has spent years exploring the quiet waters of New England. Together they have written Quiet Water paddling guides for New Hampshire/Vermont, Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island, and New York.