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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. Explore the shoreline of Downeast Maine, from the maritime forests of Roque Bluffs State Park to the bogs of Quoddy Head State Park. With the At-a-Glance Trip Planner, you'll find the best hikes near public transportation, great trips for kids, and routes you'll enjoy on snowshoes or skis in winter. Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, this book is a must-have resource for daylong adventures along the coast of the Pine Tree State. Inside You'll Find: -50 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons -At-a-Glance Trip Planner to help you find the trip that's right for you -Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights -Summaries of time, distance, elevation gain, and difficulty level for each trail -GPS coordinates for trailheads -Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack -Essays on nature and history of the region.
About the Author
Carey Michael Kish has been exploring the hiking trails along the coast and in the mountains of Maine for more than four decades. Carey is a freelance outdoors and travel writer and photographer, editor of AMC's Maine Mountain Guide and the AMC Maine Chapter's Wilderness Matters, and writes a regular hiking and camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. His writing and images have also appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including AMC Outdoors magazine. A Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder, Carey has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and completed more than two dozen other long distance backpacking treks in the US, Canada and Europe. Carey has Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Maine and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology from the University of Southern Maine. Carey lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine on the edge of Acadia National Park with his wife, two cats, and a mountain of well-used outdoor gear.