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. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to longer adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for views, children, dogs, and ocean lovers • GPS coordinates
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. Many of the tales focus on some of Maine's most famous land formations including Pulpit Rock, Sargent Mountain Pond, Mount Desert Rock, Otter Creek, and even the Trenton Bridge. Learn about the people who first walked these woods and how Acadia National Park evolved into the national treasure it is today.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help you on your trip. Moon Handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices. Can’t-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations, marked with M Suggestions on how to plan a trip that’s perfect for you, including: The Best of Zion & Bryce Red Rocks Road Trip Avoiding the Crowds Ancient Rock Art Best Day Hikes Fun for All and All for Fun Hoodoos and Views 44 detailed and easy-to-use maps The firsthand experience and unique perspective of authors W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell
Author: Ann Rockefeller Roberts
Publisher: Down East Books
Release Date: 2012-06-01
The beautiful carriage roads of Mount Desert Island fit so perfectly into the land it seems as though they have always been there. Actually, they are the result of decades of planning and painstaking effort on the part of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and were built by local islanders over a 27-year period. Access by cars is not permitted, so the trails remain a boon to walkers, horseback riders, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers.This second edition also includes an interview with David Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and an exploration of the history of the roads since the publication of the first edition in 1990. Additional archival photographs and new color photographs of the roads are also included
This richly-illustrated, full-color guide to the geology of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park, makes the spectacular scenery and rich geological history accessible to outdoor explorers, geology enthusiasts, and armchair travelers alike. The Guide grounds readers in basic geologic concepts before chronicling the unique history of the area from 550 million years ago to the present. Including information-packed self-guided trips with stops at 31 points of interest, this book is lavishly illustrated with 100 full color photos, maps, and illustrations that enhance appreciation of this national treasure. Duane and Ruth Braun relate the fascinating story of the region's formation, explaining how a slice of South America with Mount Desert Island bordering its southern side landed on the edge of North America to form Maine. Another piece of South America collided with this landing, causing Mount Desert Island to erupt violently in a ten mile wide volcanic caldera. The Island then underwent a long period of stream erosion culminating in a period of glacial erosion to form the present landscape. The exceptional scenery that resulted has attracted visitors from around the world. This book unlocks the many secrets of the formations, offering a deeper understanding of the land and its origins.
Author: Kaiser James
Publisher: James Kaiser
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Yosemite National Park is the crown jewel of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. This gorgeous, full-color travel guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite — detailing everything you need to make the most of your time in the park. Fully updated for 2018! Over 65 five-star reviews for previous editions! Whatever your interests — hiking past stunning waterfalls, strolling through giant sequoia groves, watching sunset from incredible viewpoints, relaxing at a historic lodge — Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of the park at your fingertips. Beautiful color photos showcase Yosemite's best destinations. Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery. Detailed Maps make travel planning easy. Filled with travel tips to save you time and money! From stunning waterfalls in Yosemite Valley to incredible hikes in the High Sierra, Yosemite: The Complete Guide is the only travel guide you need.
Author: Tom Blagden, Jr.
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Acadia National Park (Me.)
The official book of Maine s treasured and New England s only national park, on the occasion of the park s centennial. Created in 1916, and encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life. Drawing more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Acadia is one of the ten most popular national parks in the United States. The only illustrated book officially published with the Friends of Acadia, this stunning portfolio of photographs reveals Acadia s diverse habitats and brings home the contrasts of pounding ocean and silent coves, bald mountain summits and deep forest valleys, as never before seen.The essays convey the unseen story of Acadia: its history as a national park; the critical role of the founding families in its creation; the past and current importance of private stewardship; and its status as a unique park forged in a particular time and place in history. "Acadia National Park" celebrates the essence of this special place and offers a cherished journey into its past, present, and future."
Widely recognized as the definitive trail guide to the mountains of Maine, the ninth edition of the popular AMC Maine Mountain Guide is completely revised and updated, with detailed descriptions of more than 200 summits throughout the state.